Around 30 young volunteers were joined by Steven Roberts and Mandip Gill who play George and Phoebe in the Channel Four show, at the New Hutte Community Centre in Halewood.
They put together food parcels with donated goods that will be delivered by Knowsley Housing Trust staff and Knowsley Foodbank to families struggling to fill their cupboards over the festive season.
The children also spread festive cheer by making Christmas wreaths to give out to residents across Knowsley.
The project was organised by Knowsley Housing Trust (KHT), part of the First Ark Group, as part of its Dream Scheme programme which aims to engage young people with the local community.
Sheila Tolley, Executive Director of Customers and Communities at KHT said: “Our Dream Schemes are a great way to involve young people and give them a greater awareness of what is happening where they live, while also helping others.
Steven Roberts who plays George in Hollyoaks said: “Knowsley Housing Trust is a truly humbling organisation that sees members of the community come together to help. Their enthusiasm certainly spread the Christmas spirit and I was honoured to be involved.”
Mandip Gill, who plays Pheobe in the programme, said: “Thank you for the opportunity to help. It was an enjoyable day full of simple goodwill gestures that involved producing food boxes and making Christmas wreaths. I hope our small contribution goes a long way to help others.”
Knowsley Foodbank provides emergency food parcels for those who find themselves in hard times.
The charity has three distribution centres in Kirkby, Huyton and Stockbridge Village with a new centre in Halewood scheduled to open in January, and has helped to feed over 2,100 people across Knowsley since it opened in September 2011.
KHT supported the start-up of the Knowsley Foodbank and has supported the charity in many other ways, such as organising food collections and KHT staff and directors have volunteered to sort donated food and help out at supermarket collections.
Pictured: Steven and Mandip help pack the food parcels.