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

Here’s a short video explaining how The Big Difference got started:

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. We will be sharing more details about this as soon as we can!

I need help

If you are in need of food support or would like to refer someone for support, please complete your details on this form

Get involved

There are many opportunities to help in our city at this difficult time. If you would like to get involved with The Big Difference, please contact us by email at bigdifference@abovebarchurch.org.uk

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, and He’s shown hiw love for us by sending Jesus to die to save us and rose 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 live page for more information.