About our foodbank

Here is an introduction to our project.

Our foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area.

The problems surrounding food poverty first became clear to us when the local council and job centre staff were enquiring at Farnworth Baptist Church about where single men could receive help with food. Around the same time, the End Child Poverty campaign released statistics that showed that 39% of children in Farnworth lived below the poverty line.

After some research into the issue, it was clear that there was a real need for emergency food provision in Farnworth, and after being approached by Clegg’s Lane Methodist who were seeing the same problems in Little Hulton, we partnered with other churches in the area to form the Farnworth and Kearsley Foodbank in the Trussell Trust network.

Farnworth and Kearsley Foodbank opened in November 2012. Since then we have given out 35,785* three-day emergency food supplies to local people in crisis.

The Foodbank is facilitated by Farnworth Baptist Church and is one of many projects that the church set up to meet the needs of the local community, including welfare advice sessions, community café, work club, ESOL, befriending and wellbeing support.



*Correct as of August 2022

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