Emergency food for local people in crisis

How Foodbanks Work
A collection of tins in a crate

In 2022 we provided

1,753

food parcels to local people in crisis.

Only with donations from the local community could we be there for people struggling to put food on the table.

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What we do


44,000

meals provided in 2022.

The food parcels we provide to people referred to our foodbank contain three days' worth of nutrtionally-balanced food.


2012

the year our foodbank opened.

The doors to Widnes Foodbank first opened in December 2012, and our foodbank centre was originally based at The Foundry on Lugsdale Road.


200+

volunteers at Widnes Foodbank.

Our volunteers help us do what we do - listening to people in need, making food parcels, transporting food and much much more.


15+

collection points around town.

Collection points in the community allow for people to drop off their donations of food for our foodbank - and we're incredibly grateful.

What's happening?

Our latest news

A foodbank volunteer holds donations of tinned food over a crate
16th January 2024

Mythbusting the common misconceptions about foodbanks

Foodbanks are, sadly, far from a new thing. Widnes Foodbank began assisting local people in need in 2012, and Trussell...

A group of foodbank volunteers wearing tabards stood together.
15th December 2023

Widnes Foodbank opening times over the Christmas and New Year period

Widnes Foodbank will operating adjusted opening times over the 2023 Christmas and New Year period. Crossing Point centreFoodbank warehouseSaturday 23rd...

Volunteers at the December 2012 collection
2nd November 2023

The Widnes Foodbank Christmas food appeal launches today – here’s how you can help

Volunteers from Widnes Foodbank are launching an appeal for donations of festive food items this Christmas. This year the local...

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