King’s Food Bank, Kendal
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King’s Food Bank provides emergency food support to people in Kendal and its nearby districts in Cumbria. In the present tough economic times, with spiraling energy and food prices, the household budgets of those on low incomes come under considerable pressure. In the event of a crisis situation e.g redundancy, many people do not have the resources to provide for themselves. King’s Food Bank is a community project delivering food donations given by local people to others in our community that are experiencing difficulties.
The food bank was founded by members of King’s Church, Kendal in February 2012 and has rapidly grown with the continued support of many local churches and organisations. We provide boxes of nutritional, non perishable food that provide 3 meals a day for 3 to 4 days. The food boxes are tailored to suit the needs of the individual or family receiving them. All food boxes are given freely and without agenda.
Incredibly, in its first year, King’s Food Bank distributed 7340 meals to people who would otherwise have been unable to support themselves. We receive no public funding to carry out this work. We rely entirely on donations of food by local people. Our team of stock room and delivery staff are all unpaid volunteers.
Most other food banks require people to approach them to ask for help with food support. At King’s Food Bank we think that the reluctance of people to ask for help might prevent them from getting much needed assistance. We use referring agencies to provide us with the details of people in need of support and are usually able to deliver a food box within 24 hours. Please see the list of referring agencies on our partners page for more information on referral.
If you would like to support us with a food or financial donation, please see our be involved page for a shopping list of items that go into every food box or fill out the form on the contact page. Thank you.