Volunteering at the North Lakes Food Bank
- Thursday, 29 June 2017
- Written by PPM Ltd
On Tuesday 27th June 2017 Laura Brough and Beth Nicholls, Communication and Development Officers and Shannon McDowell, Business Admin Apprentice at PPM Limited, went along to the North Lakes Food Bank's warehouse to help pack food parcels for children in the Summer Holidays.
550 bags of emergency food supplies are given to people in Allerdale and Copeland each month. 4 tonnes of food each month is needed to enable them to help people in short term crisis in the community. With help from volunteers, The North Lakes Food Bank manage to pack this many food parcels.
The PPM volunteers packed 105 bags of food. Laura said " To know we are helping the food bank, even in a small way, ensure that local children and families are provided with food for the summer holidays, is very humbling. The service the food banks' volunteers provide is simply amazing and the donations show the generosity and support of the local communities".
PPM give staff a paid volunteering day a year, which ensures all employees are able to give back to causes that are close to their hearts within local communities.
The North Lakes Food Bank have many collection points around Allerdale and Copeland, including most churches. If you would like to be a collection point please follow the link to the website at the bottom of the page for more information.
You can donate food at the following places:
Workington: Tesco, Morrisons, Asda Dunmail Park, Allerdale Council Offices, Impact Housing, The Minto Centre, Hunday Manor, Derwent and Solway Housing, Lakes College, Westfields Housing Association, Robertsons New Leisure Centre, Beckstone Primary School - please note no donations at Workington Foodbank Centre
Whitehaven: Morrisons, Tesco, New Life Church, Jacobs (West Lakes), Whitehaven Golf Club, Amec West Lakes
Cockermouth: Sainsburys, Co-op, Third Age, Cockermouth Foodbank Centre, collection tin Fletcher Christian pub
Wigton: Home Group, Co-op, Wigton Foodbank Centre
Maryport: Co-op, Maryport Foodbank Centre
Distington - Community Centre
Cleator Moor: Co-op
Kirkbride: Learning Centre
Egremont: Co-op, Egremont Foodbank Centre, St Mary Catholic church, De Lucy Centre and St Mary's and St Michael's church
For Further Information:
Jessica Hendry Gooding - Project Manager The North Lakes Foodbank
Linda McDonald - Assistant Project Manager The North Lakes Foodbank
Tel: 01900 823854
Mob: 0750 2311 452