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Holiday Lunch Packs scheme

The North Lakes Foodbank Holiday LunchPacks Scheme started in 2015 to help fill the gap left by the absence of free school lunches during the school summer holidays. We worked in partnership with Sellafield Power Station to fundraise and collect food for the lunch packs, and activity sheets based on Bible stories were created to go with the packs, with colouring pencils generously donated by Cumberland Pencil Factory.


Since 2015 the scheme has developed and is now available in the Christmas and Easter holidays as well as the summer holidays. The Foodbank's Schools Worker now produces the activity packs, and donations of Easter eggs, advent calendars, toys and books from local individuals and businesses go out with the packs. During the Covid pandemic North Lakes Foodbank was able to expand the scheme to include secondary school pupils and we now help around 400 families in West Cumberland every school holiday.

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Opening times

Centre opening times for Summer 2023


Client notice: We do not offer a delivery scheme. Please arrange to collect the food packs from the centre during the opening times below.


Lorton St Methodist Church
Lorton St
CA13 9RH

Tuesday:  10am -12pm

Wednesday:  10am -12pm

Thursday:  10am - 12pm

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New Life Church

24 Irish St


CA28 7BY

Monday: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Tuesday: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Thursday: 11:30am - 1:30pm

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The Hub
The Meeting Place
CA22 2DR

Tuesday:  1pm - 3pm
Friday: 1pm - 3pm

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Cornerstone Methodist Church

50 High St



Tuesday: 10am - 12pm

Friday: 10am - 12pm

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St Mary's Church

Netherhall Corner

CA15 6LL

Tuesday: 12pm - 2pm

Thursday: 12pm - 2pm

Friday: 4pm - 6pm

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The Bridge Centre
Central Square

CA14 3BG

Monday: 12pm - 2pm

Wednesday: 12pm - 2pm

Friday: 12pm - 2pm

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