Volunteers launch new food bank to support those in need

Volunteers launch new food bank to support those in need

by Henry James (May 2021)

WHEN  the Trussell Trust decided to close the food bank in Maghull at the end of March, the volunteers who had worked there started a new venture to continue to support those in need in the community.

The new Maghull Food Bank operates every Tuesday morning from 10am-noon in Maghull Methodist Church, Liverpool Road North.

A spokesperson for Maghull Food Bank said: “Many people will be aware that there has been a food bank in Maghull for the last eight years. The local community has always been outstandingly generous in its support for the food bank and continues to be so.

“The aim of the food bank is to ensure that no one in our community of Maghull and Lydiate goes hungry.

“Vouchers for food can be obtained from local schools, local churches, Maghull Town Council and a number of health professionals.

“However, people do not need to have a voucher to be given food and there is no limit to the amount of help that can be given.

“We all know that we live in very uncertain times and people can suddenly need help for many reasons.

“The food bank has helped a wide range of people from those who have had their own business to people who have lost jobs, become unwell or had benefits stopped or cut.

“For most people a food bank is the last place they want to visit, but our community is a very caring community and the aim of the food bank is to channel that care to those in need of a little extra help.”

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