Hope+ Thursday Pantry
Due to structural problems at St Bride’s Church, a large area of the church is currently out of bounds. As a result, given the number of guests who use this pantry each week, it is neither comfortable or safe to continue to use the church whilst the restrictions are in place (Estimate six weeks).
Therefore, as from 7th January 2016 our Thursday pantry will operate from St Margaret of Antioch Church, Princes Road, Liverpool, L8 1TG. The opening times remain the same 12:30-2:30pm
The Tuesday pantry held at St Vincent’s Church continues as now and is unaffected by this forced change of location.
People can quickly find themselves mired in poverty for a variety of reasons, ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income.
Partner agencies - Social Services, GPs, CAB, Whitechapel Centre, Shelter, and other charities – not only distribute vouchers to people experiencing crisis in the inner city area, but also assist us to provide a network of additional support in areas such as housing, debt and benefit advice, and assistance in finding and preparing for employment.
In addition, our partnership with the British Red Cross and other related agencies has enabled us to provide emergency support to newly arrived victims of civil unrest in Syria, Iraq, and other countries. Often arriving with nothing but the clothes they are wearing, and deeply traumatised, we are able to offer a warm welcome from our volunteers, and practical help with food, clothing, and advice.
Where does Hope+ work:
The Cathedral provides support for the administration of the Food Bank and acts as one of the donation points for food, toiletries and clothes. Our pantries are open at:
- St Vincent's Church, St James' Street, L1 5JP every Tuesday between 12.30pm and 2.30pm
- St Margaret of Antioch Church, Princes Road, Liverpool, L8 1TG. The opening times are 12:30-2:30pm. This is a temporary arrangement whilst major building works are carried out at the former pantry site in St Bride's Church, Percy Street, L8 7LT. Normal operations will hopefully be restored at St Bride's Church during winter months only.