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Amazing volunteer effort helps get Summer Foodpacks scheme underway


A monumental team effort over the past couple of weeks has so far seen 1,200 bags of food being packed up ready for our 'Summer Foodpacks - A Helping Hand' scheme. Thousands of tins, jars, packets and cartons stacked high in crates have made their way into individual food bags for families in need.


Crates full of food fill the room as Jo, Anne, Dilys & Muriel get started!

There have been six packing sessions so far, with our amazing volunteers pulling off a superhuman feat to pack 200 bags in each session. Next week, two more sessions will see 400 more bags being packed, with all 1,600 bags being distributed to the various centres across Allerdale and Copeland ready for people to collect from the week commencing 20th July.


The pile of bags for Allerdale gets larger!

Over the summer, an estimated 600-700 children in need will receive these parcels, something which wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our foodbank volunteers. As well as receiving funding from Allerdale Borough Council for the Summer Foodpacks scheme, the council’s staff and councillors also came along to help pack the food bags. Food packs for Copeland are being completed with the help of foodbank volunteers and St Bridget’s church members.


Allerdale BC staff and councillors joined our foodbank volunteers to help pack the bags

You can see from the photos taken at the sessions just how much food there was to be packed! A huge THANK YOU goes out to all those who gave their time so generously to help make the scheme happen.


St Bridget's church members joined foodbank volunteers to sort the Copeland foodpacks

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