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.

Romans 15:13

King James Version

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

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This WEEK'S APPEAL

Tinned Small Ham

Sponge Pudding

1ltr UHT Milk (not skimmed)

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/Holiday Food Packs(A helping Hand)

Lunch Packs 4 Kids ( for primary aged children) and Holiday Food Packs - A Helping Hand (for secondary aged children) are schemes run by North Lakes Foodbank to provide extra food for school aged children during the 3 main school holidays (Summer, Christmas & Easter). It is for children who qualify for 'Free School Meals' due to pupil premium. To find out if your child qualifies for the scheme please check with your child's school. You will also find a list of criteria below. 

If your child qualifies then you may apply to join the scheme. This is done through your child's school via a letter and voucher system. Just before each of the main holidays your school will send you a letter, on behalf of North Lakes Foodbank, asking you to apply for a voucher. By returning the filled in form (attached to the letter) to your school by the required date, you will be sent a voucher, again via the school, to be exchanged at one of our 6 foodbank centres or at a local pick up point, which operate on certain days and times during the school holidays.

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 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 15th March.

 

You should receive your Lunch Packs 4 Kids voucher from the school by Thursday 1st April.

 

Vouchers can only be redeemed during the week Tuesday 6th to Friday 9th April at one of our centres.

 

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

 

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

Letters from the schools have now been distributed to those who qualify for the scheme. 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 15th March.

 

You should receive your Christmas Food Pack voucher from the school by Thursday 1st April.

 

Vouchers can only be redeemed during the week Tuesday 6th to Friday 9th April at one of our centres.

 

It is two Easter food packs per 1 qualifying secondary age child for the two week Easter holidays. Up to a maximum of 4 food packs for the whole of the Easter 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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