£1,000 boost for Barrow Food Bank to help families
Last updated at 16:56, Friday, 30 January 2015
A DRIVE to help a vital service cope with rising demand over the summer holidays has received a welcome donation.
Barrow Food Bank is the latest group to benefit from the Lake District Farmers Armstrong Family Charitable Fund and has been presented with £1,000.
The money will go towards providing emergency food parcels to people in need and making sure families don’t go hungry.
It is estimated that the £1,000 alone will pay for 595kg of food and could feed 20 families for three days each.
The cheque was presented to owner of Tastebuds Cafe, in Duke Street, Barrow, and Rotary Club of Furness member, Roy Worthington, on behalf of Barrow Food Bank.
Scores of volunteers help collect, pack and distribute food parcels to struggling residents at sites in Barrow, Ulverston and Millom.
The money was raised at an annual celebrity chef event held in Dalton, hosted and sponsored by Clarence House Country Hotel and Restaurant.
Mr Worthington said: “It’s a national disgrace that we have to have foodbanks.
“I looked at the latest figures in an article a few weeks and it’s not worrying, it’s frightening.”
The Evening Mail has also launched a Tonne of Tins campaign for Barrow Food Bank which has so far collected around 1,200kg of food in cash and tin donations.
Anyone who wants to donate to the campaign should address cheques to Barrow Food Bank and post them to the Evening Mail’s offices in Abbey Road, Barrow.
Alternatively, to donate by credit or debit card, call our accounts team to make a secure payment on 01229 840173.
First published at 16:56, Monday, 01 September 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
Have your say
I urge the citizens of barrow to help the foodbank. I've seen how it's helped families in genuine need. I also urge those in genuine need to seek the help.If everyone could just pop a couple of extra tins in their shopping trolley each week and throw them in the donation bins in the supermarkets it would help so many families. Not just food stuffs but could you maybe afford a pack of nappies instead? Every little thing helps. Many people would barely notice a few extra quid on the shopping bill...so why not?For anyone under the illusion that the foodbank simply assists people on benefits who have spent all their money on booze...that is not the case. People have to be referred to the foodbank before they can get any help, working families can also get assistance. Working families already on the breadline who meet an unexpected expense can be faced with extreme hardship and the foodbank does not discriminate there and will help anyone in genuine need. For once...helping low income workers too instead of just people on benefits.Can not think of a better cause in this town, and so easy to contribute.
Make your comment
- Zero hour changes given mixed welcome by Barrow firms
- Man swipes rucksack in Barrow
- Thomas The Tank Engine’s birthday has special significance for Cumbria
- Roadworks on A595 near Sellafield to start next week
- M6 lane reopens after multi-vehicle accident
- Girl airlifted to hospital after horse fall in Cumbria
- Lindale mum's hope after 'hellish nightmare' experience of Windermere sailor's death
- Haverigg cellmates on ‘Chicken Wing’ hatch cracking business plan
- WITH VIDEO: South Cumbria ‘Cinderella’ star wows Britain’s Got Talent judges
- Effort to unite woman with camera found in Windermere goes viral
- Barrow Raiders unveil new youth plans (2 comments)
- Windermere win for Silecroft and Barrow trio
- Medal magic for Barrow martial arts masters
- Barrow Striders leap to success
- Stan shines for Walney in Ulverston League
- Walney fishing comp offers up £1,000 prize
- Moffatt in Fantasy land at Cartmel: with picture gallery
- Record prize money on offer for Cartmel in 2015
- Grand National winner plots Cartmel success
- Walney beat Millom in Barton Townley Cup thriller
- Reply pleasing and surprising
- FOOD REVIEW: The Wheatsheaf Inn, Brigsteer (1 comment)
- From trenches to Dunkirk role
- Sad end for village lad who lasted 24 days in trenches
- Soldiers facing a daily struggle
- Three dozen killed in hospital ship attack
- Shock to system as men from India face snow
- Sub-aqua delivery on stamp anniversary
- WEDDING ALBUM: Michelle Fredericks and Matthew Wilson
- Super South Cumbria holiday weekend for live music