News in Brief

Trustee Board Announcements

We recently bid farewell and gave a huge ‘thank you’ to our chair of trustees, Rev’d Richard Vernon, who is also Senior Pastor of Lakeside Church. As he steps down from the Board, due to pressures on his time, everyone in the charity assured him of their thanks and prayers.  Richard has been involved with the charity or its predecessor organisations for many years and has a real passion for this kind of ministry.

Taking over the Chair of our Trustees is Allan Salisbury MBE.

We are also pleased to welcome two new trustees. Marlyn Banham and Alex Holdsworth

We will update our ‘about us’ section in due course.

Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry at Grace Baptist Church in the town centre has remained open, but with massively adapted systems since the beginning of the crisis. Our wonderful team there receive great feedback from the Pantry members for going that extra mile.  They are opening the shop itself now, with appropriate safety measures. This means people once again get an increased range of goods which they can select themselves. The Pantry is also taking new referrals via our ‘advice & support’ team only.

Foodbank Opening Details (Wednesdays from July onwards)

From July 1st 2020 we will be starting up our Foodbank session at Scarisbrick New Road Baptist Church from 1pm- to 3pm every Wednesday until further notice. It is a great central location for the town. This means that the emergency Wednesday session at Lakeside Church will no longer operate.

As a reminder, Southport Foodbank provides 3 to 5 days of food supply for people in emergency . In other words for those who  who haven’t eaten and/or have no prospect of accessing food in the immediate future. Sadly this could be common among any demographic or social group.  Usually a professional or agency makes a referral locally – however it is also possible to self refer by calling 0808 2082138 for free (open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm). You’ll confidentially talk to a trained agent and, if needed, they’ll issue you with a food bank e-voucher.

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