Compassion Acts are more than just the Foodbank.

Our Story

Compassion Acts was launched in 2019, building off the backs of 2 important charities in Southport – Southport Foodbank and Southport and Formby Churches Debt Centre. We are a Christian charity, working to help those in Southport who need support, through food access, welfare and benefit advice and social support.

We are now operating from Victoria Centre with a team of 14 staff, a board of 8 trustees and around 250 dedicated volunteers, who we could not do without.


The History of Compassion Acts

2013: Southport Foodbank and Southport CAP Debt Centre was launched at Lakeside Church.

2016: A new charity was formed to merge both charities together, allowing members to easily manage both projects. This was called Southport & Formby Churches Debt Centre Ltd.

2017: Our first Food Pantry was opened at Grace Baptist Church, beginning the expansion of the charity beyond just emergency food parcels.

2019: The charity rebranded as Compassion Acts to encompass the vision and goal.

2021: Our ‘going upstream’ strategy was launched. This solidified the fact Compassion Acts are no longer here only to support those in crisis, we are here to prevent them from ending up in a crisis – catching people before they fall.

2022: Compassion Acts head office moved to The Victoria Centre, Sussex Road. This allows us to continue to expand in every area.

As a Christian charity, we place ourselves at the service of all people*. As Jesus did, we recognise the dignity and worth of every individual.+ We also pray constantly that God’s Kingdom will come on earth and all people will be healed, restored and given new life.^

*Mt 25:40    +John 15:12  ^ Luke 11:2

Our Values

We take safeguarding very seriously and have actions in place to ensure our staff, volunteers and people taking part in our services are all kept safe. Our safeguarding policy outlines the processes for reporting any safeguarding concerns. We also have a process for reporting any near misses or safety concerns and look to learn from experience and continually improve what we do.