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The Big Difference

What is The Big Difference

The Big Difference is a food redistribution project serving the community of Southampton, based in Woolston.

We work with charities and community groups in Southampton to help struggling families and the vulnerable who are facing food poverty. 

In total, The Big Difference has given out 4111 food parcels, 720 homeless packed lunches on the street and 39630 frozen meals, and are currently feeding an estimated 250 people per week. The value of the food distributed so far comes to an astonishing £222,450 (as of Dec 2020). Southampton City Council have also committed to working with The Big Difference for 2 years, with a particular focus on the east of the city. 

I need help

If you are in need of food support or would like to refer someone else who is in need, please fill in this form

Get involved

If you would like to support The Big Difference by giving your time, please contact us by email at bigdifference@abovebarchurch.org.uk. 

If you would like to give financially to the work of The Big Difference on a regular basis, please click this link.

If you would like to give a one-off gift to The Big Difference, please click this link.

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Find out more

We want to show love to the community around us, because we believe that God loves each and every person in this city. He’s shown his love for us by sending Jesus to die for us and rise again to give us life. If you want to find out more about what we believe, we regularly run Alpha courses, which are a great way to find out about the Christian faith, and ask questions. To find out more about joining the next Alpha course, visit our Alpha page. To find out about the services we are holding at the moment, head over to our online page for more information.