December Website

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Carlisle Foodbank have now launched a new website designed by Rightprint in Carlisle.  We can still be found under the same web address. You can also see what is happening at the Foodbank by following us on Twitter and Facebook.  So do join us to get all the latest information and support us in our … Continue reading December Website

Thank you for your gifts in 2016

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From Rachael and all the volunteers a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has helped us provide over 5000 food parcels in 2016.  We are very grateful for all your gifts in 2016 and we know without your support we would not be able to provide this vital service. December produced some interesting and varied … Continue reading Thank you for your gifts in 2016

Carlisle December Storm – One Year On

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December report for our Foodbank Manager Storm Desmond, one year on: As we remember the devastation that Storm Desmond brought exactly one year ago today, we keep in our minds the people who lost so much in the floods and hope that in most ways they might be getting back on their feet. In the … Continue reading Carlisle December Storm – One Year On

The Independent Food Aid Network

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In October 2016 Carlisle Foodbank joined the Independent Food Aid Network as a founding member. IFAN is a network of independent, grassroots food aid providers working together to ensure food security for all. There are hundreds of food aid providers across the UK that have no national representation and we believe that by bringing them together … Continue reading The Independent Food Aid Network

Good News from ASDA

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News and Star announce Asda will reinstate food collection points in Cumbrian stores 26 February 2016 9:51AM A major supermarket chain has lifted its decision to scrap unmanned foodbank collection points in Cumbria. Asda recently announced that it was planning to withdraw the collection points at its stores throughout the UK – including two in … Continue reading Good News from ASDA

ASDA Donation Points

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NEWS AND STAR ARTICLE Upset as Asda gets rid of unmanned foodbank donation points Rachael Rodwayof Carlisle Foodbank 23 February 2016 9:15AM FOODBANKS in north and west Cumbria say they have been left “disappointed” by Asda’s decision to remove unmanned donation points from all its UK stores. The chain, which has two stores in both … Continue reading ASDA Donation Points

Oaklea Trust

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Oaklea Trust:  Oaklea Trust Every Thursday 1:00pm to 3:00pm The Salvation Army St Nicholas Street Carlisle  CA1 2EF Carlisle Foodbank will be hosting Oaklea Trust advisors at the Foodbank every Thursday starting this week (17th December 2015) until end of March 2016. They’ve been awarded funding to run drop-in style advice and guidance to Foodbank users on a range of issues … Continue reading Oaklea Trust

Flooding update

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Message from Foodbank Manager There’s been an outpouring of support.  North Lakes Foodbank and Tewkesbury Foodbank in Gloucestershire are on standby to deliver food to us, two people have asked for our opening times because they were booking delivery slots for online shopping for us, someone in Cornwall has pledged to donate their winter fuel … Continue reading Flooding update

Flooding in City December 2015

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Message from Foodbank Manager I hope you are all safe and well, in spite of the terrible flooding destruction that ravaged our city over the weekend.  As we keep the affected people and families in our thoughts, we hope that you’ve escaped the worst of it and if not, please let me know in case there is … Continue reading Flooding in City December 2015