Launched on 14th February 2013 by the major city centre faith communities, Hope+ aims to provide a holistic approach for those living in food poverty in the shadow of the City’s two cathedrals.

Hope+  pantries 

St Vincent’s Church, St James’ Street, Liverpool, L1 5JP  

Day: every Tuesday
Time: 12.30pm to 2.30pm.
T: 0151 702 7206
M: 0793 2842 337


St Margaret’s Church, Princes Road, Liverpool, L8 1TG

Day: every Thursday, April to October
Time: 12.30pm to 2.30pm.
T: 0151 702 7206
M: 0793 2842 337


St Bride's Church, Percy Street, Liverpool, L8 7LT 

Day: every Thursday, October to March
Time: 12.30pm to 2.30pm.
T: 0151 702 7206
M: 0793 2842 337

Why Hope+

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.


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To us the + in HOPE+ is the really important bit.

Just handing people a bag of food:

  • Can create dependency.
  • Does not solve any problem other than the immediate need.
  • Does not allow us to be advocates for our guests.
  • Is not what God asks of us.
  • Is not why Christ died for us.

God of surprises and exuberance, your love continually astounds us! We are humbled by the generosity of the people who support us and allow us to do your work.
We are humbled by the thought that we couldn’t complete the work we do without the generosity of other people, often strangers and we thank you Lord for them.

John Grundy URC Ordinand


How you can help the Hope+

Download a shopping list.

You can make your donation of non-perishable food items, toiletries, and clothes in the collection boxes in Liverpool Cathedral, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Quaker Meeting House, and Liverpool Parish Church.

Financial Donations

We welcome all financial support. If you wish to send a cheque please make it payable to Liverpool Cathedral and write Hope+ on the reverse.

If you would prefer to make a standing order or any other form of  donation please contact


T: 0151 702 7206

M: 0793 2842 337​