The North Lakes Foodbank has more than 125 care professionals (e.g. Debt councillors, Medical teams, Social Workers, Housing support teams, Childrens’ support teams, Church and Community/Charity Workers, Probation Service etc) who are ‘voucher holders’ and you may be in contact with one of them already. They are well placed to understand your needs and can issue a voucher which you can bring to Wigton or any other of the Foodbank centres and it will be exchanged for food. You can follow this link for more information about getting help.
You are not alone – the North Lakes Foodbank supported the equivalent of over 6,800 people with three day’s of food in the last 12 months across all of Allerdale and much of Copeland; approximately one third of these were children. There are other centres at Maryport, Cockermouth, Workington, Whitehaven & Egremont.