Micah Liverpool, a social justice charity set up by Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King and St Bride’s Church to relieve Liverpool residents from social injustice and poverty, has recently opened a Community Market and accompanying community café.

Operating every Monday from 11am-2pm (except bank Holidays) at St Michael’s in the City on Upper Pitt Street, the market gives people an opportunity to buy groceries and household items at a heavily reduced and affordable price. The goods, priced from 20p-£1, come from two sources: excess supplies from the Micah Liverpool foodbank and supermarket food deemed surplus.

The market hopes to be a sustainable response to chronic, long term food poverty in Liverpool. In a recent article in the Liverpool Echo the Rector of St Brides the Revd Dr Miranda Threlfall-Holmes explained that the market is “there for people who are struggling, but feel they don’t need to go to a foodbank…the idea behind the market is to bridge the gap for people who need a bit of help.”

More information can be found about the market and the cafe on Micah Liverpool's website