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Crossing Point
25th March 2024

Our opening times for the 2024 Easter weekend

With Easter fast approaching we wanted to provide a quick update about our opening times over the Easter weekend and...

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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25th February 2023

We’re getting ready to relaunch our Newsletter – join today!

Our team of volunteers are working behind the scenes on the first edition of our soon-to-launch newsletter, and it's almost...

Crossing Point
5th December 2022

Changes to our opening times over the Christmas and New Year period

We will be making some adjustments to our opening times over the upcoming festive period. Between 23rd December and 4th...

A shopper donates food to a foodbank volunteer
18th November 2022

Donate to Widnes Foodbank at our local Tesco store and help put food on the table this winter

With need for food banks soaring as people struggle to cope with the rising cost of living, Widnes Foodbank –...

Volunteers from Widnes Foodbank collect food
22nd September 2022

Project Co-ordinator Vicky shares her story of running a foodbank during the pandemic

Meet Vicky, the Project co-ordinator for Widnes Foodbank. What do I do? In my role I oversee the running of...

A selection of branded tinned goods on a shelf
5th September 2022

Help us put food on the table this Harvest

The Big Widnes Foodbank Harvest Appeal for 2022 has now launched, and it's easy to get involved and support your...

A selection of branded tinned goods on a shelf
26th August 2022

A catchup with Hilary, a foodbank centre team leader

Hilary has been volunteering with Widnes Foodbank for over three years. She says everyone has worked together in the interests...

Two Widnes Foodbank volunteers stand by a food display collecting for the charity
15th June 2022

Widnes Foodbank urges community to donate to summer food collection at Tesco

As the cost of living crisis continues to bite, Widnes Foodbank – part of the Trussell Trust network of food...

Warehouse volunteer donations
27th April 2022

1,743 foodbank parcels provided to people in Widnes during 2021-22

New figures released by Widnes Foodbank today reveal 1,743 emergency food parcels were provided to local people who couldn’t afford...