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Father’s Day Appeal

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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. […]

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Thank you!

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Amazing places, based on the Fylde have donated a huge amount of toiletries and nappies to us this week – many, many thanks go to them for their generosity! These items will help to keep our boxes stocked for a few weeks which is brilliant as demand for our services is very high at the […]

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Why don’t we ask for fresh food?

Can you donate today?

Here at Morecambe Bay Foodbank we have quite a specific list of things that we ask people to donate to us – typical items are things like: Pasta Sauce Instant Mash Tinned Fruit Tinned Potatoes Long Life Milk Long Life Fruit Juice Steamed Puddings The reasons that we ask for these things is because the […]

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What is a Kettle Box?

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Here at the Morecambe Bay Foodbank we have many people who come to us who, for whatever reason, don’t have any cooking facilities. That means that they may only have a kettle with which to prepare food and so we design some of our boxes with these people in mind. We’ve made two videos about […]

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Morecambe Bay Foodbank releases statistics for 2016 / 17

Morecambe Bay Foodbank

Morecambe Bay Food Bank releases annual statistics   New figures show 3841 emergency food supplies given to local people by Morecambe Bay Foodbank in last year   3841 three day emergency food supplies given to local people in crisis by Morecambe Bay Foodbank in 2016-17 – over 1295 went to children Latest statistics published by […]

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Amazing support from Churches in the area this Easter

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We have been really lucky to have the support of Boris Seagal, a local film maker who has taken the time to make some short films about the Foodbank. The recent film that Boris has made is about how local churches in the Morecambe area have been supporting the Foodbank this Easter and we are […]

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We need more food!

We need more food

Shrove Tuesday and our cupboards are bare… In January and February 2017 we have been experiencing very high levels of demand for our services and we have distributed more food than we have collected in. We are always so grateful for the wonderful full donation boxes from our collection points but sadly, the need for […]

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Our volunteer awards

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On 25th January we had a very special celebration here at the Morecambe Bay Foodbank when we took some time out to say a massive thank you to all of the amazing people in our community who make it possible for us to keep going. Hosted by Annette Smith, the food bank manager, the awards […]

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A short film about Food in Morecambe

Morecambe-based artists at More Music have collaborated with local photographer Johnny Bean to make a short film about food in Morecambe. It references the Morecambe Bay Food Bank and we’ve pasted a link to it here. Food for thought! Next time you’re going shopping, think about shopping local – it keeps local independent shops going […]

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The Tesco Neighbourhood Food Collection response was amazing!

Tesco neighbourhood food collection

This December, local people donated enough food for an incredible 5208 meals at Tesco stores during the ninth Neighbourhood Food Collection.  The collection took place between 1st and 3rd December 2016, in partnership with Tesco, foodbank charity The Trussell Trust, and food redistribution charity, FareShare. For many people referred to a foodbank after being hit […]

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