Harvest 2017

October 30, 2017 - in category Uncategorized No Comments

Harvest 2017 Thanks to all who have contributed towards a very successful harvest season for the Foodbank.  Harvest is essential to us as the food donated should last us until the spring without the need for any major collections.  However, we never know what is round the corner and although Carlisle has been coping with … Continue reading Harvest 2017

Cumbria Community Foundation and Violet Laidlaw Trust Fund

October 26, 2017 - in category Uncategorized No Comments

The Carlisle Foodbank partner with many organisations who help us sustain the work we seek to undertake in the local area.  The generous, ongoing support from our partners makes it possible for us to provide food and additional services to the community. Recently we have received a grant from the Violet Laidlaw Trust Fund to provide … Continue reading Cumbria Community Foundation and Violet Laidlaw Trust Fund

Independent Food Aid Network Press Release

October 23, 2017 - in category Uncategorized No Comments

Volunteers across the UK giving ‘at least £30 million’ a year in unpaid work to support food banks The Independent Food Aid Network and the Trussell Trust have today released a crucial evaluation of the vital work food bank volunteers do in their communities. First joint study of Trussell Trust and independent food banks finds … Continue reading Independent Food Aid Network Press Release

‘Children in Carlisle are going hungry – it’s heartbreaking’ News and Star 7th August 2017

August 9, 2017 - in category Uncategorized No Comments

Why city foodbank urgently needs your help as stocks run “dangerously low” these summer holidays – and how you can donate Urgent help is needed to ensure Carlisle’s foodbank can continue to offer a lifeline to those most in need as stocks run “dangerously low”. Leaders of the vital city charity say many of the … Continue reading ‘Children in Carlisle are going hungry – it’s heartbreaking’ News and Star 7th August 2017

Annual General Meeting 2016/17

July 18, 2017 - in category Uncategorized No Comments

Report of Annual General Meeting for Carlisle Foodbank Our Annual General Meeting for the end of 2016-17 was held at Nisi Prius in Carlisle and a number of friends, volunteers and supporters joined us. Following the Foodbank’s relocation to Nisi Prius we were pleased to invite Laura Cadman of Cumbria CVS to talk to us. The … Continue reading Annual General Meeting 2016/17

Who really goes to a food bank?

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The following report from the BBC dated 29th June 2017 is closely linked with our findings here at Carlisle Foodbank. Sean Coughlan Education correspondent Report Food banks are an intensely divisive image, an uncomfortable underbelly of austerity often in touching distance of conspicuous wealth. They seem hard to explain – and Theresa May stumbled awkwardly when … Continue reading Who really goes to a food bank?

We have Moved May 2017

May 5, 2017 - in category Uncategorized No Comments

Carlisle Foodbank moves to new home Report from News and Star Carlisle Foodbank has moved location into the Nisi Prius building, English Street Rachael Rodway with supplies  The Carlisle Foodbank has moved to a new home in the city centre, as it continues to help hundreds of people every month. The city’s Foodbank, which provides … Continue reading We have Moved May 2017

Carlisle Foodbank on the Move

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Note from the Foodbank Manager March 2017 Nisi Prius:  This might not mean much to some at first glance, but it is the name of the building that is to become the new home of the Foodbank.  This is subject to the successful completion of legal forms and documentation that Rachael has been working on … Continue reading Carlisle Foodbank on the Move

December Website

January 9, 2017 - in category Uncategorized No Comments

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