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Counting the cows

Can you imagine a herd of 46 fully grown dairy cows, if you are not sure there are just 29 in the picture below to help you visualise how many that might be, and also to give you a sense of the 45.5 tonnes of food that Middleton Central Foodbank received in donations up to […]

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The kindness of children

Last week we had three young children come to the foodbank with a donation of 32kg of food, the equivalent of 78 meals, and they told us that they had saved up their spends and decided to buy some food to give to the foodbank so that we could help other families who had none. […]

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Harvest food collections – Thank you

We want to express our thanks to several local schools who have held Harvest Food Collections on behalf of Middleton Central Foodbank, and between them have donated to us nearly 1200 meals worth of food. We all know that 2020 has been a different kind of year, where many of the usual things that form […]

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Help with energy costs during lockdown

One of our partner agencies, Energyworks at Groundwork Greater Manchester, have told us that they are currently offering telephone support to help vulnerable people within the Greater Manchester area who are struggling with energy costs of keeping their homes warm – see attached flyer. So, if this is you, and you are struggling to keep […]

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Open Tuesday 14th April as bank holiday swap

Open Tuesday as a swap for Easter Monday Given the current Covid-19 crisis we have decided to open the Foodbank on Tuesday 14th April as a swap to our usual Monday session which next week is Easter bank holiday. Session time will be 11am-1pm. We are still operating under new arrangements to accommodate social distancing […]

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Foodbank and Pantry still running (update 2nd April)

Foodbank and Pantry still Open Just to confirm that Middleton Central Foodbank and the Lighthouse Pantry are still running at their normal times. Whilst all of the other regular Lighthouse Project activities have been temporarily stopped due to the Coronavirus guidelines we are keeping these two essential services running to support our community. We have […]

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Updated Attendance requirements 24th March 2020

New Attendance requirements Due to the ongoing demand for support from the foodbank because of the Covid19 health situation we have been required to change the way that the foodbank works, and to put in place some clear guidance and boundaries to reduce the amount of time people spend at the centre with our staff […]

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Donation needs 20 March 2020

Current Need To help people wanting to donate food supplies to the Foodbank these are our current needs to help us keep stocked: UHT Milk Juice Cereal or porridge Rice and noodles Tinned potatoes Tinned veg Tinned Soup Tinned tomatoes Tinned meats or fish Tinned fruit Custard or rice pudding Jam Toiletries Here is a […]

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Coronavirus update 17th March 2020

Inspire Middleton projects and activities With the growing concern about the impact of coronavirus within the community, and in the light of recent government health advice regarding social distancing (16 March 2020) we want to make you aware that this is having an impact upon the services and activities that Inspire Middleton offers through its […]

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Coronavirus and food banks

There are lots of foodbanks, ourselves included, that are being asked questions about the possible impact of coronavirus on people needing food, and about the type of support food banks will be able to continue to provide. This is an unprecedented challenge, and we don’t yet know how things will unfold. We’re working with the […]

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