Donations needed as St Helens Foodbank sees shortage

St Helens Foodbank is appealing to local people for donations of non-perishable food items after seeing an increase in people in crisis over the winter period.

Your donations enable St Helens Foodbank to provide three days of emergency food to local people in crisis. Working with local care professionals to identify those in need, they are able to provide short term relief and support as well as signposting people to organisations able to help solve longer term problems.

November 2018 saw a sharp rise in service demand which resulted in 712 people being fed through the foodbank, compared to 409 people the previous year.

Janice Macleod, St Helens Foodbank Team Leader, said “The people of St Helens are so generous and have supported us faithfully since we opened our doors in 2012, but since October last year we have seen a significant increase of people in crisis attending foodbank and obviously this has had an impact on our food stocks.”

Donations can be made at collection points across the borough:

  • Tesco Extra, St Helens Linkway
  • Asda, Kirkland Street
  • Morrisons, Boundary Road
  • Cross Lane United Church, 11 Cross Lane, Newton-Le-Willows
  • Newton Family Community Centre, Park Road South
  • Any St Helens Library

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The foodbank is in desperate need of the non-perishable food items listed below:

  • UHT milk
  • Orange juice (long life)
  • Instant coffee
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned Meat
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned rice pudding/custard
  • Tinned potatoes/instant mash
  • Sugar (500gm)
  • Packet savoury rice
  • Packet pasta in sauce
  • Packet instant noodles
  • Biscuits
  • Long grain rice
  • Dried pasta
  • Jam


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