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

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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

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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

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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

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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

November 29, 2016 - in category Uncategorized No Comments

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