• About Us

    “Working in partnership with local frontline agencies to provide emergency food support to people and families who would otherwise go hungry”


    Silklife Foodbank was established by Silklife Church in December 2010 in response to Macclesfield’s growing need for on-the-spot emergency food boxes.  All food is donated by the people of Macclesfield through various collections and our donation box in Sainsbury’s on Cumberland Street.

    We work in partnership with more than 22 local support agencies and frontline care professionals such as Cheshire East Housing Options, Social Services and Macclesfield Accommodation Care and Concern (MACC). This ensures that we are able to reach to most vulnerable and needy people and families in our town who would otherwise go hungry.


    Each foodbox provides 4–5 days of nutritional non-perishable food for those in our neighbourhood who have fallen on hard times and are temporarily unable to provide for themselves, often through no fault of their own.

    We cannot stress enough how much of a difference your donations make.  It is more than just a meal.   We have seen time and time again what a difference it can make for people to know that someone cares enough to want to help them.