Hope Central

Hope Central is a Christian charity committed to bringing hope and relieving poverty in Cheshire East. At Hope Central we recognise that everyone needs a helping hand at some point and we want to provide support to anyone in need.

We do this because we believe in a heavenly Father who loves everyone unconditionally, and we want to express that love in practical ways by supplying food to people in difficult circumstances and helping people address underlying reasons that contribute to their distress.

Hope Central has its roots in a charity called Hampers of Hope which was founded in 2011. Hampers of Hope began as a Christmas project which collected non-perishable food items to make Christmas food parcels for local people and families who were struggling. This project proved so successful as many individuals and organisations were incredibly generous, allowing hundreds of lives to be touched in our local towns and villages – over 100 food parcels were delivered!

This work grew and Hope Central was established in 2019, supported by three churches: VineLife Wilmslow, St Chad’s Handforth and St John’s Knutsford.

As well as meeting people’s immediate need for food, we also want to support people to get back on their feet, so as well as providing a Foodbank we offer a Job Club, Money Course, Life Skills Course, Fresh Start Course, Debt Centre, Hope Centres and Refugee support.

All the staff and volunteers working with Hope Central are passionate about seeing lives changed for the better. As Christians we believe in a Heavenly Father who loves everyone unconditionally and we want to express that love in practical ways, especially to people who find themselves in difficult circumstances. Everyone needs a helping hand at times.