The speakers at Carnforth Rotary Club on Thursday 31 October were Annette Smith and Dusty Springer. Annette is the Manager of Morecambe Food Bank and Dusty works in support. Carnforth Rotarians and guests were given an in-depth talk about the work of the food bank and associated services that are offered to those in need.
Food is distributed on receipt of a voucher issued by outside agencies such as the Citizens Advice Bureau. Typical food parcels include 3 meals a day for a 3 day period. Food banks are financed independently through public donations and support from local supermarkets.
Approximately 4 tonnes of food are given out every month which rises to 11 tonnes in December.