About our foodbank

Here is an introduction to Barrow foodbank.

Our foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area.

Barrow Foodbank came into being when Dot Jackson realised that the cupboard at St. Mark’s Church was not able to feed everyone in food poverty in Barrow. Abbey Road Baptist Church gave us premises in their church and so Barrow Foodbank opened its doors in 2012 and has grown significantly since then. We serve all the communities in the Borough of Barrow, 15 of these communities are among the 20 percent most income deprived in England. (Statistics from ONS as of May 2021)

Due to the demand 2 additional distribution centres in Millom and the other in Ulverston were opened servicing some areas of the Copeland and South Lakes Districts. Over the years the demand on the foodbank has grown significantly which we have been able to meet thanks to the generosity of local communities, organisations and businesses of Barrow, Millom and Ulverston.

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