The Big Help lands in St Georges
The Big Help Project's aims are to help alleviate hunger and eradicate poverty.
In 2017, its 10 distribution centres fed 8,147 adults and children. The group offers benefits and debt advice, employability assistance, digital inclusion, and housing support to empower local people. Working with the UK's largest charity fighting hunger and food waste, FareShare, it has now opened its first Food Clubs to provide struggling households access to a subsidised weekly shop.
The grant of £4,987 through People’s Postcode Trust will allow the group to open a new Food Club in St Georges, Huyton, an area of high social need. It will pay for start-up costs, including essential equipment, food, transport, and publicity costs. Food Clubs help members on a low income eat healthily and save money, with membership costing as little as £2.88 per week. Food Clubs also help members to budget effectively in order to meet other needs, such as school needs, transport costs and household bills.