Southport Foodbank is launching an emergency fundraising appeal to help deal with the needs arising out of the Coronavirus crisis and beyond.

A generous local pensioner has kicked off the appeal with a £2000 donation and much more may be needed to cope with the expected influx of clients as a result of jobs lost and the wait for universal credit and other difficulties.

CEO Richard Owens said, “This is unprecedented and extremely worrying for many people. We’re doing all we can to help existing clients and have reworked our distribution times but we expect there’ll be many more people needing Southport Foodbank in the months ahead. We recognise that with food shortages in shops people may more readily want to give money in order to help.”

The anonymous donor explained, “This is not going to work unless we all pull together. Although people my age are confined to barracks, we need to help each other if we possibly can. Food is absolutely basic and we should do all we can to help.”

Compassion Acts supports people in need through Southport Foodbank, debt & welfare advice, Food Pantry and more.

To donate money you can:

Go to https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/donate?&cid=77231#1

Make a BACS transfer or standing order:

Compassion Acts

HSBC Bank

Sort Code ‪40-42-30‬

Account number: ‪52071665‬

Write a cheque made payable to ‘Compassion Acts’ and send to

Richard Owens CEO, Compassion Acts

Lakeside Church, Fairway, Southport, PR9 0LA.

 

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