PPM Volunteer at The North Lakes Food Bank
- Wednesday, 19 December 2018
- Written by PPM Ltd
PPM Elves from our Carlisle Head Office and our Workington Depot went along to the North Lakes Food Bank warehouse at Lilyhall to help with packing for the Christmas Lunchpacks 4 Kids Scheme. Each bag of food provides a week’s worth of lunches for children whose families may struggle to feed them over the Christmas holidays.
In the Summer 1,200 bags of food were given out through the Lunchpacks 4 Kids Scheme and over 25 tonnes of donated food was used to help families over the Summer Holidays. Overall, 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 their 170 volunteers, the North Lakes Food Bank manage to pack all of the required food parcels.
The PPM Elves packed 245 bags of food in total. One of our Manager Elves taking part in the volunteering day said "It’s brilliant to help a local Cumbrian charity and it’s amazing to see the generosity of local people donating food and their time to this much needed charity"
The North Lakes Food Bank Charity relies on donations to allow it to continue its work. They 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 locations:
Workington: Tesco, Morrisons, Asda Dunmail Park, Allerdale Council Offices, Impact Housing, The Minto Centre, Hunday Manor, Castles and Coasts Housing, Lakes College, Westfields Housing Association, Beckstone Primary School, British Energy Coast, Energus, Energy Coast UTC, Pencil Factory - please note no donations at Workington Foodbank Centre
Whitehaven: Morrisons, Tesco, New Life Church, Whitehaven Golf Club, Amec, Jacobs, Kaefer, British energy Coast, Hertel, Nuvia (West Lakes), Copeland Borough Council, West Cumberland Hospital
Cockermouth: Sainsburys, Co-op, Third Age, Cockermouth Foodbank Centre, collection tin Fletcher Christian pub, Paddle school, Lorton School
Wigton: Home Group, Co-op, Wigton Foodbank Centre
Maryport: Co-op, Maryport Foodbank Centre, Ewanrigg centre
Crosby: Crosscanonby Community Centre
Cleator Moor: Co-op, St Patricks school
Kirkbride: Learning Centre
Egremont: Co-op, Egremont Foodbank Centre, St Mary Catholic church, De Lucy Centre, West Lakes Academy
Keswick: Booths Supermarket
For Further Information:
Adrian Cozens - Project Manager The North Lakes Foodbank
Linda McDonald - Assistant Project Manager The North Lakes Foodbank
Tel: 01900 823854
Mob: 0750 2311 452