Thank You to everyone who has donated to our Harvest Appeal 2013.
An amazing 5.5 tonnes of food has been donated which will help people in need this winter. We are feeding around 600 people per month and need 2.5 tonnes of stock to achieve this, this food will help us support people who have to decide whether to eat or heat over the coming months. We would like to THANK the community for their generousity, also local businesses, community groups, churches, schools, charities, our volunteeers and our voucher holders.
Without everyone helping we would not be able to support local people this Winter.
We will be joining the Tesco UK and Trussell Trust Winter Food collection on
Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 1st December.
Please come along and support us at Whitehaven and Workington stores between 9am-5pm.
See you there!
Our Appeal November 25th 2013
1 ltr UHT Milk - Not Skimmed please
1LTR UHT Juice
Breakfast Cereal - 500g
Bags for Life for us to give the food out in.
The North Lakes Foodbank Normal Opening times
The Bridge Centre, Central Square, Workington - Mon/Wed/Fri 12-2
New Life Church, Irish Street, Whitehaven - Mon-Thurs 11.30-1.30
Lorton Street Methodist Church, Cockermouth - Tues, Wed and Thurs 10-12
The Methodist Church, High Street, Wigton - Tues and Fri 10-12
St Mary's Church, Maryport - Tues 12-2, Thurs 12-2 and Fri 4-6
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 an agency worker who holds our vouchers, contact us for signposting to one of our 90 voucher holders within Allerdale and Copeland.
Donated Food can be dropped off during these times at the Whitehaven and Cockermouth Distribution Centres but NOT the Workington Distribution Centre.
We have Foodbank Collection points for your food at the following places:
Most churches in Allerdale and Copeland, Allerdale Council, Asda Dunmail Park and Moss Bay Workington, Morrisons Workington, Tesco Workington, The Minto Centre/Westfields Housing Workington, Methodist Signposting, Senton Street Maryport, Sainsburys Cockermouth, Co-op's Cockermouth, Wigton, Maryport, Cleator Moor, Egremont, Silloth, Stephen Rowe Opticians Workington, Brigham Community Hall, Liz Hunter Physio - Cockermouth, Lakes College, Westfields Housing Association, Kirkbride Learning Center (Kirkbride School), Centre for the Third Age Cockermouth
A Big Thank You to Allerdale Council for providing the Green Appeal Collection Bins.
The North Lakes Foodbank is a community-based project providing food for people in crisis throughout Allerdale and Copeland. It was seeded by the Trussell Trust, a Christian based organisation, committed to launching life changing community-based projects.
Our Mission is simple . . .
The North Lakes Foodbank helps individuals and families in crisis, through the provision of emergency food supplies. All food is given to people in crisis identified by care professionals – Health Visitors, Doctors, Social Workers, Church and Community Workers. These distributors give out vouchers which are exchanged for the food which is nutritionally balanced to last the individual, couple or family 3 days. We are signing up more voucher holders daily. The amount of people through our Allerdale and Copeland we are feeding each month is growing rapidly. Some of the needs are as a result of benefit delay, low income and housing issues.
We collect food from customers at supermarkets, churches, schools and through local groups. We see food as a catalyst for change by providing emergency food immediately to meet a crisis situation with some practical help while Care Professionals look at longer-term strategies.
We give out shopping lists for people to buy items of food from. The non-perishable food is handed in to collections points throughout Allerdale and Copeland. Food is given out from our distribution centres where clients are offered a hot drink, a biscuit and a friendly chat. Here clients will be signposted to agencies to help further with their requirements. Voucher holders can pick up the food for clients if they are not in a postition to collect for themselves.
We opened our doors in early November 2009 not knowing that we would be needed so urgently after the Floods happened as a key part of the Cockermouth Flood Action Response. Our vision now is to make the Foodbank accessible to all those in need across the whole of Allerdale and Copeland.
Where you can help!
We have a fantastic team of Foodbank volunteers and we are always looking for more people to help. If you would like to volunteer your time, become a distributor or donate financially to the Foodbank please do get in touch with us.
“Local People Helping Their Neighbours In Crisis”
Jessica Hendry - Project Manager The North Lakes Foodbank
- Tel: 01900 823854
- Mob: 0750 2311 452