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Micah Liverpool Newsletter – Oct 2022

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Newsletter – Oct 2022

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Welcome to our new look newsletter.  Here, we will bring you news and information about our team and the work we carry out in the local community.  We’ll let you know about the invaluable support we receive from our donors and volunteers. And we’ll also showcase the generous contributions of our partners and other stakeholders. We hope you like it, please subscribe to receive future copies of the newsletter.

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Farewell to Martin

In September, we said goodbye to the ever faithful Martin Fuller. Martin has been employed as the Micah Driver since 2019.  He has been a vital member of our team.  During this time, he has worked tirelessly collecting and delivering food all over the Liverpool city region.  He has travelled as far afield as Wigan to Preston, Toxteth to Speke all in order to help those experiencing food poverty.  Martin’s dedication particularly came to the fore during the pandemic. He was the only member of the Micah Liverpool team to work right throughout the period, putting the needs of others first, and doing all he could in the most demanding of circumstances.  Martin leaves big boots to fill and we are going to miss him a great deal. But we are also looking forward to welcoming a new Micah Driver who should be with us before the end of October.  In the meantime, you will still see Martin in and around Liverpool Cathedral as he has started his training to become ordained through Emmanuel Theological College and you can join him on this journey through his Podcast “Extra Ordinandry” on all podcast channels or by following this link https://linktr.ee/Extraordinandrypodcast 

 

Harvest 2022

Micah Liverpool has been fortunate this year to receive harvest donations from many churches and schools across the diocese of Liverpool.  Paul, our Executive Director, was able to show our thanks by attending Liverpool Cathedral’s harvest service, as well as being welcomed to a similar service at the Mossley Hill Church.  Here, Paul was able to talk about the invaluable work being done at Micah Liverpool’s food aid projects, and also speak about the challenges facing vulnerable people at the current time.  If your church has a harvest service coming up and would like to make a food donation, or if you would like to find out more about our food aid projects and how you can help, please contact Paul at paul.obrien@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk or 07932842337.

 

 

Call for food donations

At the moment Micah Liverpool is in need of additional food donations. From the 1st of June to the 1st of September, we distributed 4709 parcels to those using our emergency food pantries based at St Vincent De Paul and St Bride’s Church. We have received great support from our regular donors which has enabled us to continue to support the people using our foodbanks but we do expect to see a rise in the need for our services over the next few months. With continual cost of living rises and the uncertainty of fuel prices, we fear that our food aid services will be stretched further than we have ever been before. We are working closely with our food provision partners across the city and nationally through Feeding Liverpool and the Independent Food Aid Network to try to mitigate these circumstances. If you or a social group you are a part of can donate, then please do. We have food donation points based at Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and St Nicks Parish Church. If you have a large food donation that needs to be collected please contact paul.obrien@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk or 07932842337 to arrange collection.

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