About our foodbank

Here is an introduction to Runcorn & District Foodbank.

Runcorn & District Foodbank is part of a national network of foodbanks across the UK run by The Trussell Trust. We opened in November 2012 under the name Runcorn Foodbank and later changed this to encompass the other surrounding areas we serve. We are registered by the Charities Commission and have a Board of Trustees and a Management Team, the majority of whom come from local churches.

The foodbank relies on the support of the local community through volunteering, food donations and fundraising. Almost all food is donated by the community through churches, schools, businesses, and supermarket collection days.  Our clients are referred to us by many front-line care agencies, who identify people in need, and give them a voucher that they can exchange for a food parcel containing three days-worth of nutritionally-balanced food at our foodbank centre.

Whilst we are a Christian organisation, we serve and work with people of all faith groups and beliefs, or none. We are passionate about inclusion and being non-judgemental is central to what we do. We believe that everyone has the right to have food on their plate, dignity, a chance to work and hope for the future.  Everyone has unique skills and gifts to bring to society.

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