News

A statement in response to media coverage this week

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You may have seen coverage about poverty and about our Foodbank over the last few days. It is very important to us to state that we would never report anyone to social services if they use our Foodbank. We have spoken to a local school this morning and to the Education board representative of the […]

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Granada TV covers issues surrounding poverty in Morecambe

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Granada TV has aired a report on TV this week illustrating some of the challenges that people in Morecambe are facing. You can view this by clicking on the links below. Special Report from Granada – Increased numbers of children going to school hungry Granada reports – children from working families are falling into poverty

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David Morris MP visits our Foodbank

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David Morris MP visited the Morecambe Bay Foodbank on Friday 8th December to speak with Foodbank Manager Annette Smith and trustees Joanna Young and Helen Greatorex, who is also the chief officer of the North Lancashire Citizens Advice Bureau. We showed Mr Morris around the Foodbank and explained how our donations come to us, how […]

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Donate your winter fuel allowance if you don’t need it!

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Winter Fuel Allowance payments are made this week, to all pensioners across the UK and it is not means tested. One of our volunteers doesn’t need his, and has kindly donated the money to the Foodbank and so it set us thinking! If you are in receipt of winter fuel allowance and would like to […]

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Come to our Christmas Tombola Fundraiser! 10th December

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The good folks at The Platform in Morecambe have kindly offered us some space to host our Christmas Tombola on Saturday, 10th December from 10 – 3! We have some fantastic prizes and lots of lovely things for kids, so please do pop in and have a go and support the Foodbank at the same […]

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A film about our Reverse Advent Calendar

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Local film maker Boris has kindly made a film for us about our Reverse Advent Calendar appeal. Enjoy! You can download our Reverse Advent Calendar and print off your own copy from here: Reverse Advent Calendar 2017 A3 size Reverse Advent Calendar 2017 A4 size

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Our Christmas Hamper Campaign

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This year we are running two Christmas Campaigns, our Reverse Advent Calendar and our Christmas Hamper Campaign. There are many families who struggle financially in the Morecambe Bay area and Christmas is a very difficult time. Saying Happy Christmas is easy but, together, we can do something to make it real for these families and […]

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To whose credit? A new report about Foodbank use from our local Citizens Advice Bureau

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North Lancashire CAB has released a new report called ‘To Whose Credit?’ which contains detailed information about how Universal Credit is driving people to use our Foodbank. You can read the report here: To Whose Credit

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Reverse Advent Calendar 2017

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We have launched our Reverse Advent Calendar for 2017! Christmas can be a tough time of year for our clients – our Reverse Advent Calendar will help us to collect things for families in need in time for the festive season. Here at Morecambe Bay Foodbank we are very aware that Christmas is a tough time […]

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Doosan Babcock’s amazing donation

Doosan Babcock helps the Morecambe Bay Foodbank

The Doosan Babcock teams at Heysham 1 and Heysham 2 have been working together to collect food for Morecambe Bay Foodbank and on Thursday, September 7th they donated an astonishing 500kg of food! It’s an incredible amount of stock for us and their hard work and contribution are just fantastic! 500kg of food equates to […]

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