The Foundation partners with local organisations to deliver the ‘Your Local Pantry’ model, to increase access to local food pantries across Liverpool and St Helens.
For only £3.50 - £5 per week (location dependent), members get access to food including fresh fruit and vegetables and store cupboard favourites, which could often provide goods valued between £15-20 or more!
The Foundation and Torus may also be able to help provide a Foodbank voucher. If you're a Torus customer and think you need this support please don't hesitate to contact the team below.
You can also make use of some budget friendly recipes provided from the Foundation's Health and Wellbeing team:
Mobile food pantry, outside of FireFit Youth and Community Hub, L8 8HD. Pay £5 for 10 items.
Thursday 10.30am for approx one hour
St Aidan’s @ The Place To Be, 10 Eastern Avenue, Speke, L24 2TA
Tuesday 10am - 1pm
St Gabriel’s, Yates Street, L8 6RD
Thursday 12pm - 2pm
Christ Church, Linnet Lane, L17 3BE
Tuesday 1pm - 3pm
St Mary Grassendale, St Mary's Road, Cressington Park, L19 0NE
Wednesday 12pm - 2pm
St Anne’s Church Overbury Street Liverpool L7 3HJ
Tuesday 10am - 11.30am
Vauxhall Neighbourhood Council Silvester St Liverpool L5 8UX
Friday 10am - 12 noon
Heyworth Street Everton Liverpool L5 3QG
Holy Trinity Church (Breck Road Entrance) 3 Richmond Park Anfield, Liverpool L6 5AA
Monday 10am - 12pm
Adshead Road Entrance, Clubmoor, Liverpool, L13 0AL
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Community Centre Car Park, West Derby Millennium Centre, Meadow Lane, Liverpool, L12 5EA
The Friary Centre, Bute Street, Liverpool, L5 3LA
Friday 10am – 1pm
ASK Community Shop, 300 Kensington, Liverpool, L7 2RN
Wednesday 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Kensington Fields Community Association, Low Hill, Kensington, Liverpool, L7 8TQ
Tuesday 12.30pm - 3.30pm
The Blue Base, Salop Street, L4 4BZ
Thursday 10am – 12noon
Click onto the Feeding Liverpool site for more details about the Queen of Greens bus, which brings affordable fresh fruit and vegetables to communities across Liverpool and Knowsley.
St Helens Mobile Pantry has recently been launched and will be visiting a couple of places across St Helens. The Pantry is open to anyone it isn't benefit related. Customers sign up pay £5 each week and have access to £15-£20 worth of food:
The Wargrave Hub every Monday 10.30am - 12.30pm.
143 Alder St, Newton-le-Willows WA12 8HR
(The Wargrave Board have subsidised this particular pantry by £1 reducing the cost from £5 to £4.)
Sutton Family Centre every Tuesday 10.30am - 12.30pm
Ellamsbridge Rd, St Helens WA9 3PX
Park Farm Community Centre every Thursday 10.30am - 12.30pm
54 Kentmere Avenue Carr Mill, St Helens WA11 7PG
Other food pantries available:
St Michael and All Angels Church, Gartons Lane, Clock Face, St Helens, WA9 4RB
Sunday 1.30pm - 3.30pm
St. Matthew's Centre, St. Matthew's Grove, St Helens, WA10 3SE
Wednesday 9am -11.30am
Monday 6.30pm - 8pm
St. Luke’s Community Centre, Knowsley Road, Ecceleston, WA10 4PU
Wednesday 3.30pm - 5.30pm
St. Marks Centre, Park Street, Haydock, WA11 0BH
Thursday 8.50am - 11.00am
Wesley Methodist Church, Vincent Street, St Helens, WA10 1LF
Tuesday 11am - 1pm
Head to The Bread and Butter Thing who currently has three food pantries located across Warrington - Members — Bread and Butter Thing £7l50 per week but leave with a good amount of items to take home!
If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.
You need to apply through the Government link below and if you pass all the criteria needed, they will send you a Healthy Start Card with money on it that you can use in some shops. They will also add your benefit onto this card every four weeks.
The card can be used to buy:
You can also use your card to collect:
Your child may be entitled to free school meals. Full details can be found on the Government’s website, where you can check and then find out how to apply through your local authority.
Check out other other support designed to help you make your money go further and help you to access benefits to which you’re entitled to. The page also includes benefit calculators, debt advice, grant information and more.
Check our some tips to save money and ways to prepare before you head food shopping