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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Food bank to open at Wigton church

A food bank distribution centre to help people in crisis will open in Wigton.

Jessie Hendry photo
Jessie Hendry

The North Lakes Foodbank (NLF) centre will open at the town’s Methodist Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and midday.

The NLF gives out more than 1.5 tonnes of food a month and its aim is to bring people together and exchange vouchers for food.

The organisation already feeds 350 people from food banks in Allerdale and Copeland. Jessie Hendry, project co-ordinator of the North Lakes Foodbank, said: “Our mission is simple – it is about the community working together.”

People in need are given vouchers which entitle them to three days of nutritionally-balanced food for a person, couple, or family.

The vouchers can be obtained from care professionals across the county.

The food is donated by individuals at collection points.

For more information visit www.thefoodbank.org.uk or email info@thefoodbank.org.uk.

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