We are extremely low on food at the moment and have just launched an appeal for donations. Can you help?
We have seen a big rise in demand for our services over the past year, leading to the Foodbank almost running out of food.
Key items such as pasta sauce, soup, tea, rice pudding, tinned fruit, tinned meat and tinned fish are running so low that we are not confident that it will be able to continue to issue fully stocked parcels after the end of August.
As a result we are appealing to the general public for food donations over the comings weeks to our donation points which are located in many local supermarkets including Asda, both Sainsbury’s and Tesco at Carnforth. We are also appealing for financial donations via text message to meet increased running costs.
We receive no statutory funding and rely entirely on donations of both food and money in order to survive. However, as demand for the service increases, so do costs such as rent, petrol, van maintenance and staffing.
If you are an online shopper but would still like to help the Foodbank you can text BANK30 £5 to 70070 to donate.
Morecambe Bay Foodbank is based at the West End Community Centre on Westminster Road in Morecambe. If you are in need of help you can call the Foodbank on 01524 874 004 or you can visit the website at www.morecambebay.foodbank.org.uk to find out where you can get a voucher.