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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 emergency food supplies given to local people in the last year, Morecambe Bay Foodbank reveals

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

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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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Granada TV covers issues surrounding poverty in Morecambe

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

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!

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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