About our Foodbank

Volunteers from Widnes Foodbank stand around a crate of food.

Widnes Foodbank is part of a network of 400+ Trussell Trust foodbanks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local communities, as well as across the UK. The Trussell Trust Foodbank Network was founded in 2004 after four years of developing the original foodbank based in Salisbury. Since then The Trussell Trust has helped communities work together to launch foodbanks nationwide in a wide range of towns and cities.

As a network, The Trussell Trust want to see more people helped out of crisis and fewer people needing foodbanks in the future. That’s why The Trussell Trust and local foodbanks are working together to develop new ways to help people out of crisis through programmes like More Than Food.

Our foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area. We believe nobody in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis.

Over 100 people signed up to volunteer on our awareness-raising night on 6th September 2012. We then opened our first distribution centre at The Foundry church in December 2012 with help from Cllr Eddie Jones.

Today we have over 200 volunteers on our list and three locations around the town: our Crossing Point foodbank centre (where people with a referral voucher come to receive their food parcels), our warehouse and our office.