Liverpool's two cathedrals launch foodbank

A new food bank for Liverpool's city centre has been started by its two cathedrals.

Hope+ Foodbank, named after the street linking the Roman Catholic and Anglican cathedrals, has also been given £47,000 from Mayor Joe Anderson.

The cathedrals, which will act as depots, are working with churches to provide food for people referred from social services and others.

The food will be distributed from city centre churches on different days.

The cathedrals aim to work with different faiths.

Dean of Liverpool Pete Wilcox said: "What we as a cathedral cannot do is ignore those levels of deprivation on our doorstep.

"Current levels of deprivation are startling, and are likely to get worse before they get better."

Canon Anthony O'Brien, Dean of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral added: "It is a practical response to help our neighbours at a time of need and in the words of Jesus 'in so far as you did this to these brothers and sisters of mine you did it to me'".

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