Summer Foodpacks items 2020

Foodbank referral

helpline

If you are in financial crisis, please call 08082082138 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) for free and confidential advice from a Citizen's Advice adviser. They will provide support and if needed, issue you with a foodbank voucher for an emergency food parcel. 

Supporting our community for over 10 years, with compassion, love and hope since 2009.

 

Our centres are all open as their normal hours with the exception of Whitehaven which is closed on a Wednesday for the foreseeable future.

In the meantime, please continue donating vital food supplies

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This WEEK'S APPEAL

Due to the high volume of food donations we have no food appeal this week. Please click on appeal poster tab below for more details.​

Download and print a copy of our full shopping list or appeal poster:

Here at the North Lakes Foodbank we provide 3 days worth of emergency food supplies to people in need in the Allerdale and Copeland areas of Cumbria. We have been doing this for over 10 years!


Over the twelve months to 1st April 2020 we helped nearly 6,800 people, of which 2,314 were children. 
We also gave 14 tonnes of food to children as part of our Holiday LunchPacks 4 Kids scheme.

There are so many ways that you can help us provide this vital service:

give food

Visit one of our centres to give food or drop it off at in a supermarket collection bin

Volunteer

There are so many ways to work with us at North Lakes Foodbank

Pray

Pray with us for our area. Download our prayer diary here

Donate money

Donate financially directly to North Lakes Foodbank

Receiving food

If you have a Foodbank voucher, follow this link to find out what times our centres are open and where you can collect your food from.

If you need emergency food and do not yet have a voucher, follow this link to find out how to get help and receive your Foodbank voucher

Lunch Packs 4 Kids Scheme (Primary age children)

Letters from the schools have now been distributed to those who qualify for our Lunch Pack 4 Kids Scheme. If your child receives pupil premium and free school meals then your child should qualify. Please also check the criteria below. If you have not received a letter and you think you qualify for the scheme, please speak to your child’s school.

 

Reply slips to claim your Lunch Packs 4 Kids voucher should be returned to the school by no later than Monday 16th November.

 

You should receive your Lunch Packs 4 Kids voucher from the school by Friday 11th December.

 

Vouchers can only be redeemed during the week Monday 14th to Friday 18th December at one of our centres.

 

It is one lunch pack per 2 qualifying primary age children, per week of the Christmas holidays.

 

Christmas Food Packs – A Helping Hand (Secondary age children)

We have decided to continue the scheme for the Christmas holidays and the scheme will run in the same way as the Lunch Packs 4 Kids Scheme. This means by now you should have received a letter from your child’s secondary school if you qualify. If your child receives pupil premium and free school meals then your child should qualify. Please also check the criteria below. If you have not received a letter and you think your child qualifies for the scheme, please speak to your child’s school.

 

Reply slips to claim your Christmas Food Pack voucher should be returned to the school by no later than Monday 16th November.

 

You should receive your Christmas Food Pack voucher from the school by Friday 11th December.

 

Vouchers can only be redeemed during the week Monday 14th to Friday 18th December at one of our centres.

 

It is one food pack per 1 qualifying secondary age child, per week of the Christmas holidays. Up to a maximum of 4 food packs for the whole of the Christmas period per voucher.

 

Below is the criteria that means that you could be eligible for free school meals and therefore qualify.

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

 

If you require any further information or have any questions please email Stuart Christian on stuart@thefoodbank.org.uk

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