“In December I met Sikarthmi, a Sri Lankan mother of four who has lived in Liverpool for eight years. She was waiting in line at Micah Liverpool, one of the city’s food banks, finding herself without enough to support her children after experiencing a relationship breakdown. Sikarthmi told me how the volunteers at Micah made her feel at such ease, she beamed and said “it’s like family here”. Her words made me so proud to be a part of this welcoming, generous city.”
– Dr Naomi Maynard, Network Coordinator of Feeding Liverpool
“Places like [our pantry] are great for the community, I want it to be here for ages because I love being there but it’s not something I want to see in the city. I don’t want people struggling and feeling that they have to come to our pantry. I want them to be able to come to our shop because it’s a shop and still access fresh food that they can make meals with. Across the city there are volunteers that are working to make that happen for people and that’s what’s good about our city”
–Hilary*, 50’s, West Derby, March 2021.