Welfare - help with food

If you are struggling to feed yourself or your family there are organisations that can help. They are used by hundreds of people every week in Cumbria from all walks of life.

Many food projects make use of surplus food that would otherwise go to waste, distributing it locally or turning it into hot meals. 

Foodbanks can provide emergency food parcels in a crisis:

If you need urgent help finding food and essential items, or if you are struggling to cope with your current situation for whatever reason, you are advised to call the county council's Support Helpline on 0800 783 1966 (Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4.30pm).

In Whitehaven the Food Pantry Project offers access to free food and advice at St Peter's Community Hall in Woodhouse on the third Thursday of each month.