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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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Morecambe Bay Foodbank launches its summer appeal to combat Holiday Hunger

Today we have launched our summer appeal to combat Holiday Hunger. Many families that we work with struggle to feed their families during the school holidays often because they rely on free school meals during the day time to budget for food. This summer we have launched a fundraising campaign to encourage people to text […]

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The Uniform Project launches its summer appeal

The school year is ending and so the Uniform Project, run by the Morecambe Bay Foodbank is gearing up for a big uniform drive over the summer holidays to collect and re-distribute uniform to children in need of it before the new school year in September. The Uniform Project is working in partnership with Lancaster […]

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The government must take action to fix these unacceptable problems with Universal Credit

You may have seen items in the news today about Universal Credit. Here at Morecambe Bay Foodbank we have seen a massive increase in the numbers of people needing to use our service and the vast majority of these have been to do with the rollout of Universal Credit in the Lancaster district. Along with Citizens Advice North […]

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