28 Nov 16
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 […]
6 Oct 16
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 […]
30 Sep 16
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 […]
27 Sep 16
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.
27 Sep 16
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 […]
30 Jun 16
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 […]
29 Jun 16
There is a Big food Collection that is running at tesco Extra, Tesco Flass Lane and Tesco Millom this week. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This is our warehouse manager Alison in the trolley!
27 May 16
AT least 38 people needed hospital intervention in Barrow for malnourishment over the last three years, amid warnings more adults cannot afford to feed themselves. The number of patients treated for extreme weight loss as the primary diagnosis at Furness General Hospital has increased for the last two years. Figures revealed through Freedom of Information laws […]
23 Dec 15
A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.
8 Dec 15
With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]