Our team has over 16 years’ experience of supporting local communities and successfully promoting social justice. Micah Liverpool wouldn’t be able to function to the standard and capacity that it does without our wonderful team.
Paul O’Brien – Executive Director
Paul has over 12 years of experience working in advice, guidance and employability. His knowledge and experience were crucial to underpinning the content of the bespoke Recruitability training developed by Paul at Liverpool Cathedral. Since June 2017 he has been spreading his wings and took on new responsibility running the Food Bank. Both Paul, the Food Bank and the Volunteer Programme have since gone from strength to strength and we are delighted to have him at the helm of Micah Liverpool.
Carl O’Brien – Data Monitoring Officer
Carl has been at the Cathedral for over 4 years now and has recently expanded his responsibilities to include data entry for the Food Bank. He is now responsible for the administration of the Volunteer Programme and the Food Bank as well as the volunteers who take a data entry placement during their 10 week course. Having come on to the programme as a volunteer himself in Group 7 he knows exactly what the volunteers are going through and what they can achieve.
Martin Fuller – Driver
Martin has come to take on the food collection and stores role with Micah Liverpool’s Food Bank. Much to the relief of the rest of the team Martin will now take responsibility for driving to pick up food, receiving donations at the Cathedral, organising the store room and taking food and supplies to both pantry sessions and Community Markets.
Carly Williams – Food Aid Assistant
Carly came to us in June, and her role is to manage and maintain all food aid activity. Carly has built great relationships with Micah Liverpools partners and all of our volunteers, including supporting the Micah Liverpool Volunteer programme. Carly has improved the efficiency at the food banks and has helped us build new relationships with donors.
Hannah Clarke – Volunteer Coordinator
Hannah has come to us fresh out of University completing ad degree in Psychology at York St John; Hannah has a wealth of experience in social justice activity and supporting people with barriers to employment. After a very competitive recruitment Hannah came out on top as she was able to evidence that she had the same core values as we have here at Micah, which will help her settle-in in no time.
Nelson Pike – Food Aid Support Officer
Nelson joined the Micah Liverpool team in September 2020 and is supporting the foodbank through September 2021. Nelson comes to us after spending a year supporting Liverpool Cathedral through the Tsedaqah Community and is the latest in a long line of Tsedaqah Community members supporting Micah.
Micah Liverpool is grateful for the support given by its partners and the communities we are part of.
Love Your Neighbour
Micah Liverpool is a member of a Love Your Neighbour Hub with The Florence Institute (The Florrie) and St Michaels in the city, together we deliver Food Aid, employability and Money advice projects for our local residents. Being a member of the LYN Hub has allowed Micah Liverpool to continue and extend delivery of the Micah Liverpool Volunteer programme and support the Micah Liverpool Food banks through 2020 and 2021.
Feeding Liverpool/Feeding Britain
Micah Liverpool is a member of the Feeding Liverpool who are an ecumenical group, which brings people together who are concerned about hunger and food insecurity in Liverpool.
The Aims of feeding Liverpool are to:
- Create arenas for practitioners to share and shape good practices in relation to tackling hunger and food insecurity in Liverpool
- Draw on experiences from the ground to contribute to and influence policy debates locally and nationally
- Raise awareness and develop greater public understanding of food policy and related issues
Through this community Micah Liverpool hopes to use the collective voice of all food aid providers to effect change at a local and national level.
Micah Liverpool is a key member of the #Networkofkindness facilitated by together Liverpool. Together Liverpool aims to equip Churches, Communities and Charities to bring hope, resources and support to their neighbours, so they can make a bigger difference in their communities. Together Liverpool was formed in 2013 as a Joint Venture between the Diocese of Liverpool and the Together Network. The #Networkofkindess is a collective effort of Liverpool based charities and support services that work together through their network to relive people from social injustice through community cohesion.
You can support Micah Liverpool by donating via PayPal using the button below or by donating to our JustGiving page here
To find our more about supporting our Volunteer Programme click here
To find out more about supporting our Emergency Food Aid click here
All of the team at Micah Liverpool would like to thank the following for their continued support:
The University of Liverpool
3D Training Ltd
Merseyside Youth Association
Urgent Care 24
The Regenda Group
Liverpool BID Company
St Vincent de Paul Parish
Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas
Tesco, Aigburth Road
Bellerive FCJ Catholic College
St Julie’s Catholic High School
Olsen House School
More in depth information
If you would like to read more information about Micah Liverpool through our reports we submit to the Charity Commission you can do so by CLICKING HERE