The Kirkby Collaborative of Schools have supported Knowsley Foodbank since its small beginnings at St Marks Church in Northwood to its current home at the Business Resources Centre (BRC) in Kirkby.
Schools hold Foodbank collections throughout the year. School Councils have also visited the Foodbank to see what happens to the food and non food items that are collected.
Schools also are able to distribute Foodbank vouchers to those in need within the community.
All Kirkby primary school staff also hold a Foodbank collection at the annual Collaborative INSET day.
Impact of the Knowsley Foodbank
2015 -2016 April 2015 to March 2016 (12 months)
Food collected 57216kgs Food distributed 57513kgs
People fed including ESS 8065 (4238 adults 3827 children)
2016 – 2017 April to December (9 months)
Food collected 39567kgs Food distributed 39854kgs
People fed including ESS 6659 (3585 adults 3074 children)
40% of clients used distribution centres in Kirkby
For further details about the Knowsley Foodbank and their various other areas of work :