News

Chair’s Report and Statistics for 2018

At our recent AGM and annual celebration day we took time to thank the many people who help make the Foodbank possible. Our manager Annette gave a fantastic presentation, showing all the work that we have done and highlighting the increasing numbers of people that we have fed over the year. You can find below […]

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MPs come to visit – our manager’s thoughts

Annette Smith and Joanna Young at Morecambe Bay Foodbank

Last week two MPs, Heidi Allen and Frank Field came to our Foodbank to meet with over 60 people all of whom are either working to help people experiencing poverty or who have been experiencing tough times and wanted to share their stories. Here’s her powerful article about that day.   In The Room My […]

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Our brilliant manager wins a national award!

Annette Smith is winner of the Guardian Public Servant of the Year award 2018

Morecambe Bay Foodbank Founder wins Public Servant of the Year Award Founder and manager of Morecambe Bay Foodbank, Annette Smith, has been awarded the prestigious Guardian Public Servant of the Year Award 2018, for outstanding public service and making a real difference to people’s lives. Annette was shortlisted alongside four other nominees for this year’s award for her […]

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Operation Secret Santa – can your office support us this year?

Rather than the traditional Secret Santa, some offices this year are opting to pick different charities out of a hat to make a donation to, in lieu of a present. If you’d like to make a charity donation this Christmas then of course we’d love you to support us! The good folks at Single Malt […]

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Items Needed for Christmas

If you are planning to make a donation to us this Christmas, thank you! Things that we particularly need at the moment are as follows: Tinned meat or fish 🐟🍗 Tinned fruit 🍒🍍🍊 Custard 🍨 Instant Mash 🥔 Rice Pudding 🍧 Sponge Puddings 🍨 Pasta Sauces 🍝 Jam 🍞 Tea and instant coffee ☕️ Long life juice and long life milk 🥛🍊 Christmas chocolates or […]

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The 2018 Reverse Advent Calendar is here!

A Reverse Advent Calendar is when you (and hopefully your friends, families or colleagues) get a box and rather than taking something out of a calendar each day, you put something in! Our Reverse Advent Calendar is ready for 2018 and we hope that as many people across the area will join in with us […]

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Tales from the Listeners

Our service is confidential and as such, we don’t ask our clients to speak about their experiences to the press or public so that we can keep their details private. However, we do want to be able to describe the kinds of people who come to see us and the situations that they find themselves […]

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Morecambe Bay Foodbank contributes to the New York Times

We were approached by the New York Times a few months ago and asked if we would be willing to speak to them about child poverty in the North West of England. As trustees, our job is to feed people in crisis and also to communicate with the public about what causes people to come […]

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Reflections on summer

From our Foodbank Manager, Annette: I recently had a time away from the Foodbank. I found it hard. Harder than living day-to-day in a community of people who struggle to keep their heads above water and whose survival techniques include food clubs as armbands and local support agencies as lifeguards.During my time away I watched […]

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We are very short of food at the moment

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 […]

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