Category: Events

Become a Healthy Start Community Champion

The Healthy Start Scheme is a means-tested NHS benefit for pregnant women and low-income families with children under 4. It provides access to good food: fruit, vegetables, milk and vitamins which are important to give children the best start in life.

In Liverpool only 65% of eligible pregnant women and parents/carers take up the scheme – meaning thousands of low income households are missing out on this vital support.

It is important we increase awareness of the scheme and support families to access this benefit.


Feeding Liverpool are offering free introductory training to The Healthy Start Scheme, with trainees becoming Healthy Start Community Champions, able to promote the scheme in their communities.

This training is aimed at people in Liverpool who support pregnant women and parents/carers with young children aged 0–4 years, including:

• Voluntary sector volunteers or staff members – including organisations that support families through the Holidays Activities and Food Programme

• Children centre staff, health-care related workers, and wellbeing professionals

It is suitable for people who have little or no knowledge of the Healthy Start scheme or would appreciate refresher training given the digitalisation changes in 2022.


Through the session you will learn:

• What is the Healthy Start Scheme

• Who is eligible for the scheme

• How the digitalisation of the scheme may impact those you support

• What being a Healthy Start Community Champion means for you

Healthy Start Community Champions will be provided with promotional materials to advertise the scheme within their organisation.


Online via Zoom: Thursday 27th April 10:00am to 11:00am.

This training will be led by Annette James from Feeding Liverpool.

Register to attend online here.


In-Person: Wednesday 3rd May 10am to 11:30am.

This training will be led by Annette James from Feeding Liverpool at St George’s Church, Heyworth Street, Everton, Liverpool L5 3QG.

Register to attend in-person here.

Those interested will only need to attend one of these sessions.


Please do share this training opportunity with anyone within your organisation or network who you think will benefit.

For more information, please contact Gentian on [email protected]

With grateful thanks to Merseyside Play Action Council and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital for funding this training.

Spring Emergency Food Network Gathering

Feeding Liverpool are inviting organisations in Liverpool providing emergency and community food support to join us at our next quarterly emergency food providers network gathering. We will bring together organisations to listen, learn, share and make connections, as we work towards creating a city where everyone can eat good food

You will hear from emergency food providers and learn about their organisations, their success and any challenges they are facing. There will be an opportunity to share your experiences, and ask questions too.

This session will be focusing on the topic of food supplies across the city, where there have been challenges and successes, and we will be facilitating an information sharing exercise on Good Food suppliers.

We would encourage each organisation providing emergency or community food support to send a representative to this session.

Refreshments will be provided. Please email [email protected] with any dietary requirements.


Who: Organisations providing emergency and community food in the City of Liverpool

When: 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Monday 27th March 2023

Where: Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT


If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Graham on [email protected]


Register to attend via Eventbrite here

Food Aid Liverpool

Join us for Liverpool Food Aid Liverpool on Saturday 1st April 2023 at The Florrie

Liverpool’s independent community food spaces are beyond capacity and in urgent need of funds and food donations to cope with ever increasing demand.

Many people in Liverpool struggle to access good nutritious food. With the impact of the cost of living crisis it is estimated 1 in 3 people are now cutting back on heating, hot water, electricity or skipping meals to pay their bills.

To help support and raise awareness around food inequality, The Florrie and Feeding Liverpool together are partnering with many food spaces right across Liverpool to host a fundraising music festival on Saturday 1st April 2023 – Food Aid Liverpool from 2.00pm to 11.00pm (last entry is 8.00pm).

Buy tickets for Food Aid Liverpool 

The event will feature many of the UK’s best tribute artists who include Queen II, Ultimate Coldplay, The Cavern Club Beatles, Arctic Roll, Katy Ellis – Taylor Swift, Spice Girls Experience, LMXT – Little Mix, Northern Soul Train & Midnight Soul Sisters to name but a few. Liverpool’s finest emerging talent and DJs will also feature.

Food Aid Liverpool aims to raise urgent funds and food donations to support access to and the take-up of healthy food and to create greater awareness about the rise in food inequalities.

“The moment we had to turn people away, as we could no longer cope with demand, we knew something urgent had to be done to help the people and families of our communities. We quickly realised this wasn’t just our issue but the entire city’s, which urged us to create Food Aid Liverpool to hopefully end food poverty in our city and raise urgent funds through the festival.” Laurence Fenlon from The Florrie

Visiting the Food Aid Liverpool website to find out more: