Father’s Day Appeal for local dads facing crisis:
Morecambe Bay Foodbank calls for vital donations of men’s toiletry & shaving products
Father’s Day can be a difficult time for men facing crisis, especially dads who are unable to provide food for their families or afford the basic toiletry products many of us take for granted.
The Trussell Trust, who run a network of over 420 foodbanks across the UK, is launching a Father’s Day appeal ahead of Sunday 18th June, asking people to make donations of chocolates and men’s toiletry products (such as aftershave and deodorant) to their local foodbank to help dads facing crisis in the UK.
A survey of Trussell Trust foodbanks revealed that 97% of foodbanks provide additional services alongside emergency food – such as baby products, help with fuel costs and money advice – and 95% offer toiletries when they are able to. Morecambe Bay Foodbank is one of these, and often sees dads in crisis who have been unable to provide the basics for their children.
Annette Smith, Foodbank Manager, says,
“I recently met a dad who was referred to the foodbank when he was waiting for his first benefit payment after being made redundant after working for twenty years. He hadn’t eaten for several days, skipping meals so his kids would be able to eat instead. When he came to us, we were able to offer him not only emergency food, but also men’s toiletries like shampoo and shaving products.
“If you aren’t able afford food, you won’t be able to afford basics like razors and shaving cream, which can make such a difference to how you’re feeling, before a job interview for example. This Father’s Day we will be doing all we can to continue bringing hope and help to both dads and mums who are struggling to put food on the table. By donating men’s toiletries you’ll be showing support for a man during one of the most difficult points of his life. Thank you.”
Donations can be dropped off at
- Sainsbury’s Lancaster
- Asda Lancaster
- Sainsbury’s Morecambe
- Tesco Carnforth
- The Cornerstones Café, just of Dalton Square in Lancaster
- Directly at the Foodbank on Green Street in Morecambe on Tuesdays or Fridays, between either 10 and 12 or 1 and 3pm