St Helens Foodbank provides a supply of emergency food. From four hubs, based in different locations throughout St. Helens, they distribute to those who are most in need.

Make Lunch

TLG Make Lunch exists to help struggling children through holiday lunch clubs, providing free and healthy meals to children and families who would otherwise go hungry.

Baby Basics

The Baby Basics Project distribute Moses Basket Starter Packs to expectant mums and families who need a little extra help when preparing for the birth of their baby.


HAF is a Holiday Activity Food Programme run by Hope Centre over the School Holidays,

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

This foodbank is run in partnership with local churches, facilitated by The Hope Centre, St Helens.

Supporting Foodbank

St Helens Foodbank relies on donations of food items to run. These are weighed in, dated, sorted and distributed to the hubs around the town. While stocks will vary of certain items, Foodbank can accept donations of the following:

Juice, Tinned Fruit, Rice Pudding, Custard, Instant Mash, Savoury Rice Packets, Instant Noodles, Breakfast cereals, Soup, Pasta, Rice, Pasta Sauce, Tinned beans, Tinned meat, Tinned vegetables, Tinned fruit, Tea or coffee, Sugar, Biscuits, Snacks

You can also make a financial donation to the Foodbank via our Donation page.


Make Lunch

TLG Make Lunch enables and equips churches to bring hope to struggling children through holiday lunch clubs. Each club provides free, hot and healthy meals to children and families who would otherwise go hungry. Through TLG Make Lunch, your church can provide vital support to some of the most vulnerable children in your community and, in addition, build relationships with families in desperate need of the loving support of your compassionate church family.

We’ve seen that those that run Make Lunch in every context can provide a lifeline during the school holidays. Since Make Lunch began, our partners have cooked and served well over 120,000 meals in more than 100 locations across the UK. All our kitchens are run by volunteers who believe that even just one meal for one child could make a vital difference.

Baby Basics

Baby Basics is a volunteer-led project aiming to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby. Baby Basics started in Sheffield in the spring of 2009, this centre continues to support families across Sheffield working with a wide range of frontline health and social care professionals. There is an ever increasing network of Baby Basics centres across the country each staffed by a committed team of volunteers.

Supporting BabyBasics

Due to the overwhelming generosity of St Helens, BabyBasics cannot take any further donations at present.

Please check this page regularly or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates and requests.

When we can accept donations, these can be brought to The Hope Centre, Atherton Street during our opening hours.

Summer Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF)

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme is aimed at providing healthy food and enriching activities for primary and secondary school aged children who are eligible for benefit related free school meals during the Summer holidays.

The Hope Centre is providing food hampers to support 400 families over 4 weeks of the summer holidays to ensure that families are able to eat more healthily over the school holidays.

Day Time
Monday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday/Sunday Closed
The Hope Centre, Atherton Street, St Helens, WA10 2DT
Monday9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday9:00am - 4:00pm

Hope House, 41-43 Corporation Street, St Helens, WA10 1ED