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Please see our Summer Newsletter

Our Prayer meeting on 5th July has a time change from 1pm to 12 noon at Lorton Street Methodist Church, Cockermouth.

Would you like to help us in July? Are you available to come along and join the team for a 2 hr volunteering shift at at our Tesco Collection on Saturday 2nd July 9-5 in Workington or Whitehaven? Please get in touch if you would like to help.

550 - the number of emergency food supplies given to people in Allerdale and Copeland each month. With your help we manage to pack this many food parcels, we need 4 tonnes of food a month donated to us, which enables us to help people in short term crisis in our community. 

Please see our shopping list on the drop down menu to see the items we need to pack our nutrionally balanced food parcels.

SOS Appeal Items - could you donate please?

Small Sugar 500g

Pasta Sauce

Sponge Pudding



UHT Milk - 1ltr

UHT Fruit Juice - 1ltr

Tinned meat eg. meatballs, ham (not corned beef please)


Below there is a list of places you can donate to you. Thank You.

Please look out for information regarding our Summer 2016 Holiday Lunchpack for Kids scheme - we will need to collect 11 tonnes of food to enable us to give the packs to around 200 families who are experiencing low income. We hope that people will donate through our BT Mydonate page and we will use this money to buy the food, that will then be packed up for weekly lunchpacks. Many of these families expereience extreme hardship over this period, when their children are not getting a hot meal at school. This "Hidden Hunger" presents a difficult struggle for many families in our neighbourhoods during the holiday period and we plan to step in and help, as we have over the last year during the school holidays. 

As a Christian charity we are grateful to be able to show the values of Love, Compassion and Hope by helping people in this very basic way by giving food.

Thank you for your continued support.

 The North Lakes Foodbank Centres Normal Opening times

You will need an orange voucher from a Foodbank voucher holder to receive food, bring it to us during these times and exchange it. If you are in need of food and do not have a care professional working alongside yourself who holds our vouchers, contact us for signposting to one of our voucher holders within Allerdale and Copeland.

 We have many collection points around Allerdale and Copeland, including most churches. If you would like a collection point, please download a poster here to  show alongside your collecion area.

Allerdale and Copleand councils have donated to us some green wheelie bins with white boards attached to show our weekly appeal. These bins are located in the following places:

Workington: Tesco, Morrisons, Asda Dunmail Park, Allerdale Council Offices, Impact Housing, The Minto Centre, Hunday Manor, Derwent and Solway Housing, Lakes College, Westfields Housing Association, Robertsons New Leisure Centre, Beckstone Primary School -  please note no donations at Workington Foodbank Centre
Whitehaven: Morrisons, Tesco, New Life Church, Jacobs (West Lakes), Whitehaven Golf Club
Cockermouth: Sainsburys, Co-op, Third Age, Cockermouth Foodbank Centre
Wigton: Home Group, Co-op, Wigton Foodbank Centre
Maryport: Co-op, Maryport Foodbank Centre
Distington - Community Centre
Cleator Moor: Co-op
Silloth: Co-op
  Kirkbride: Learning Centre  
Egremont: Co-op, Egremont Foodbank Centre, St Mary Catholic church, De Lucy Centre and St Mary's and St Michael's church

A big thank you to Allerdale Council and Copeland council for providing the Green Appeal Collection Bins.

 “Local People Helping Their Neighbours In Crisis”

Further Information:  

Jessica Hendry Gooding - Project Manager The North Lakes Foodbank

Linda McDonald - Assistant Project Manager The North Lakes Foodbank

  • info@thefoodbank.org.uk
  • Tel: 01900 823854   
  • Mob: 0750 2311 452

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