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Barrow Food Bank Ltd

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We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

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

We serve 6 communities in Barrow that are ranked in the top 3% of the most deprived communities nationally. There are 3 communities in the Central ward while the remaining 3 are Ormsgill, Hindpool and Barrow island. We opened 2 additional distribution centres: one in Millom and the other in Ulverston. As a result the demand on the foodbank has grown which we have been able to meet with the generosity of the people of Barrow, Millom and Ulverston.

 

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.

Foodbank clients bring their voucher to us where it can be redeemed for three days’ emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a warm drink or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

Charity No: 1152753

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