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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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The foodbank now accepting donations via JustGiving

The Morecambe Bay Foodbank can now accept online donations via the JustGiving website. If you would like to donate, click the below button: You can donate as much or as little as you are able to, and the process should be very easy.

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The Trussel Trust release first foodbank-led report into Universal Credit

The Trussel Trust has released the first foodbank-led qualitative survey, looking at the experience of people on Universal Credit (UC). The report, titled Left Behind: Is Universal Credit Truly Universal?, was released as part of their End of Year Stats and you can read it at https://www.trusselltrust.org/what-we-do/research-advocacy/universal-credit-and-foodbank-use/. The analysis in the report is based on […]

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5,946 local people fed with emergency food supplies in the last year, Morecambe Bay Foodbank reveals

Between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, 2,425 three-day emergency food supplies were provided to 5,947 local people in crisis by Morecambe Bay Foodbank, compared to 3,842 people in the previous year. Of this number, 2,313 went to children. The Foodbank, a member of The Trussell Trust’s network which has today reported a UK-wide […]

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Morecambe Bay Foodbank launches The Uniform Project

Here at Morecambe Bay Foodbank we have had repeated requests for help with school uniform from both clients and schools and as such we are launching The Uniform Project from January 2018.   To start with, we need to build up stock and work with schools to make sure we are delivering what they need, […]

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The Arndale Centre Morecambe supports us in 2018

 Arndale Morecambe Bay has named the Morecambe Bay Foodbank as its charity of the year for 2018. The shopping centre is located in the centre of Morecambe and each year nominates a local charity to support through regular events, collections and outreach. Sarah Harrison, Centre Manager said: “Arndale Morecambe Bay is proud to support local […]

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Testimony from our client Gemma

If someone comes to use our Foodbank we will of course keep their visit confidential. We don’t share details with anyone without permission, but some clients are happy to share their stories with us and with the public, and we find that this is really helpful to enlighten people about what drives someone to use […]

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A statement in response to media coverage this week

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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