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March 2017 Newsletter

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Barrow food bank’s March newsletter is now available for download in two formats: PDF HTML 

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Take part in our 40 for 40 challenge this Lent

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With people struggling to afford food living locally, it is important that we can continue to support families in crisis throughout the Easter period. We provide essential emergency food, emotional support and practical advice to families who live near you and really need us. The challenge We are asking people to join us in taking […]

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January 2017 Newsletter

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Barrow foodbank’s January newsletter is now available for download in two formats: PDF HTML 

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December 2016 – Newsletter

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Barrow foodbank’s December newsletter is now available for download in two formats: PDF HTML 

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Barrow Foodbank is now a Fuelbank too!

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Clients who receive support from the Foodbank will now be able to access support to top up gas and electricity meters too. The scheme is operating in 40 food banks across the country and is being funded by npower, who have made a charitable redress following an Ofgem investigation. Ann Mills of Barrow Foodbank, said […]

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Barrow Foodbank Update 4th October 2016

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Dear Friends, Life has been very busy here at the foodbank. We have had our annual audit and are waiting for our report but think all has gone well. We have also lost a number of our core volunteers to illness or work and family needs. We are asking if anyone would be interested in […]

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You need a tin to get in

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The following events are due to run from the 3rd to 8th of October in ‘The Hope and Anchor’ Ulverston and you’ll need a tin to get in. The tins are then donated to the foodbank. A full list of events organised in Ulverston so far are below. Monday 3rd Hope and Anchor: Delicate Little […]

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Thank you – Tesco Big Collection

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Thank you so much to all the people who donated food and money to Barrow Foodbank at Tesco Flass Lane over the weekend. We collected 420.2kg of food which equates to 1200 meals! Thanks also to the Tesco staff who made our volunteers feel welcome.

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Rucksacks and sleeping bags to be given to south Cumbria homeless

HOMELESS PROJECT RUCKSACKS  - Barrow Foodbank have received £5,000 funding to work on a homelessness project. People who are referred to them and identified as homeless can receive a rucksack containing things like a sleeping bag, mat, stove and food,  Pictured: Alison Griffiths deputy project manager at Barrow Foodbank with one of the rucksack kits, Barrow, Tuesday 20th  September 2016 LEANNE BOLGER

RUCKSACKS containing a sleeping bag, a stove and warm clothes are to be handed out to homeless people referred to a foodbank. Men and women who are sleeping rough will be given the backpacks after a visit to Barrow Foodbank, thanks to new funding worth more than £20,000 over four years. The money has been […]

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Barrow foodbank in Millom – Big Food Collection

TESCO MILLOM FOODBANK  Tesco Millom is continuing its campaign to collect food for the foodbank by boosting donations by 20 per cent this week. Pictured: Collecting food In the Millom store (l-R) Millom 2015 Carnival Queen Millie Mitchell, Tony Woodward Coordinator of Millom Food bank, Maxine Lawford Tesco Millom Community champion, Emma Danson, food bank volunteer, Bethany Moyle, food bank volunteer, Tesco Millom, Thursday 30th June 2016 LEANNE BOLGER

The generosity of a community has been praised by a local charity as it continues its bid to feed hungry people across the area. Tesco in Millom is urging people to give generously as it joins stores across the nation to collect food for local foodbanks. This week Tesco stores across the nation will be […]

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