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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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Come to our Christmas Tombola Fundraiser! 10th December

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

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

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

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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