Our foodbank continues to operate during the Coronavirus pandemic. We have, however, made some adjustments.
The wellbeing and safety of foodbank clients, visitors, and volunteers is our priority. We have implemented extra precautions and procedures for everyone’s sake.
Following the announcement by the Government earlier this year, face coverings are now no longer mandatory in England. This means that it is no longer compulsory for clients and volunteers at Widnes Foodbank to wear face coverings when visiting our locations. We do, however, strongly recommend that you continue to do so.
To help keep everyone safe please also remember to
- Stay at home if you are feeling unwell
- Maintain hand hygiene using sanitiser
To help explain things clearly we’ve split this page up into numerous sections. You jump directly to a relevant section by selecting a section below.
If you need help
We work with referral agencies across Widnes to identify people in need. Usually agencies refer people to us through a “red food voucher” process. The majority of our referral agencies at this time are issuing electronic “e-vouchers” instead to reduce handling. You can find a list of participating referral agencies at this link.
If you’ve got a food voucher
Our foodbank centre at Crossing Point is open to provide a “collect at door” service. Opening times can be found here. Anyone with a foodbank voucher will be able to visit and exchange their voucher for a food parcel.
For anyone who is suffering from symptoms of COVID-19, and in exceptional circumstances, are are continuing with home deliveries.
Clients receiving a home delivery will receive a phone call from one of our volunteers shortly before they arrive at the client’s address. If there is no response they will try again after 10 minutes.
If, after this second phone call attempt, there is still no response the delivery will not be attempted. The client will need to arrange re-delivery with our office on 0151 422 0031.
Home deliveries will be made during the hours of 11am – 2pm Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays, and 11am – 1pm on Thursdays.
If you want to donate
We always welcome food and financial donations from our community, and we truly appreciate the efforts of local individuals and organisations in supporting us.
Details of our Warehouse opening times can be found here.
If you want to speak to us
Our physical office location at Trinity Church is currently closed. Our volunteers continue to staff the office from their own homes.
You can continue to contact our office between 10am and 12pm each weekday, excluding Bank Holidays. Alternatively you can also email us and we will aim to respond to your enquiry as quickly as possible.
Our office contact details can be found on this page. Please note that office hours are subject to change at short notice.
Last updated: 24th March 2022