News

Amazing support from Churches in the area this Easter

We have been really lucky to have the support of Boris Seagal, a local film maker who has taken the time to make some short films about the Foodbank. The recent film that Boris has made is about how local churches in the Morecambe area have been supporting the Foodbank this Easter and we are […]

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We need more food!

Shrove Tuesday and our cupboards are bare… In January and February 2017 we have been experiencing very high levels of demand for our services and we have distributed more food than we have collected in. We are always so grateful for the wonderful full donation boxes from our collection points but sadly, the need for […]

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Our volunteer awards

On 25th January we had a very special celebration here at the Morecambe Bay Foodbank when we took some time out to say a massive thank you to all of the amazing people in our community who make it possible for us to keep going. Hosted by Annette Smith, the food bank manager, the awards […]

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A short film about Food in Morecambe

Morecambe-based artists at More Music have collaborated with local photographer Johnny Bean to make a short film about food in Morecambe. It references the Morecambe Bay Food Bank and we’ve pasted a link to it here. Food for thought! Next time you’re going shopping, think about shopping local – it keeps local independent shops going […]

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The Tesco Neighbourhood Food Collection response was amazing!

This December, local people donated enough food for an incredible 5208 meals at Tesco stores during the ninth Neighbourhood Food Collection.  The collection took place between 1st and 3rd December 2016, in partnership with Tesco, foodbank charity The Trussell Trust, and food redistribution charity, FareShare. For many people referred to a foodbank after being hit […]

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Working with JAMS in Morecambe Bay this Christmas

Morecambe Bay Food Bank Xmas appeal

‘Jam’ stands for ‘Just about managing’ and it’s a new acronym being used in the halls of Westminster to describe a demographic that we frequently work with – people who are ‘Just about managing’ but if something goes wrong, then they can be pitched into crisis. Sickness or an injury, unemployment, childcare issues, or even […]

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Some festive cheer for struggling families in Morecambe Bay

Morecambe Bay foodbank with the help of pupils from Torrisholme School hit the headlines of the local paper The Visitor this week with the launch of our Reverse Advent Calendar campaign for Christmas. Check out our recent news post to find out how you can join in and really help out local struggling families this winter.

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Christmas – The time for giving

As you start to think about your Christmas shopping this year, please spare a thought for those less fortunate. This Christmas local families will go hungry because they cannot afford food. Our reverse advent calendar is a great way to give something to help others over the festive season by putting together a Christmas box. For […]

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Charity calls for direct DWP hotline

NEWS!! Charity calls for direct DWP hotline as new figures show 750 emergency food parcels given to local people by Morecambe Bay Foodbank in six months! 750 three-day emergency food supplies given to local people in crisis by Morecambe Bay Foodbank in first half of the year – over 380 went to children. Latest statistics published […]

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Let’s All Get Behind Daniel!

One of our amazing volunteers, Daniel Smith, who has been with us since we started back in 2012, has set off on a two week cycle ride covering over 200 miles and visiting food banks along the way to work, to research and to raise awareness as well as to raise some funds. However, Daniel is […]

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