Thank You Morrisons Whitefield – Apr 2020

It is in times of challenge that you often discover new friends, and those around you, who are willing to join in and help you meet your pressing needs. For us, Rochelle, the Community Champion at Morrisons in Whitefield, is one of these people. In the early stages of the Covid lockdown Rochelle reached out …

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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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Hello from the Lighthouse 22nd April 2020

If you have wondered what has been going on at the Lighthouse Project during the lock-down period Pam will give you an insight in this short video update. Apart from maintaining the operation of the Foodbank and Pantry all of our other in-house activities have been put on hold. We hope that you are doing …

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Protect yourself from Covid19 scammers

WARNING. 15+ coronavirus scams to watch out for and how to protect yourself The scale of the coronavirus pandemic has brought out the absolute best in people and society – but upsettingly, it’s also brought criminals and low-lifes out of the shadows to prey on our pockets. Action Fraud has reported £970,000 already lost to …

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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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Pantry opening change – closed Good Friday

Pantry opening change – Closed on Good Friday Opening times have changed this week as we will not be open on the Good Friday holiday. The Pantry will not be open on Friday (10th April) as this is Good Friday, but we will have extended opening hours on Thursday (9th April) to allow members to …

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Foodbank and Pantry still running

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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Foodbank Update – 24 March 2020

For the moment the Foodbank is still staying open however there are new requirements in place to make the process safer and quicker. 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 …

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Immediate closure to the public 23 March 2020

Lighthouse Project non-essential activities Given the Government announcement tonight, 23rd March 2020, regarding the immediate halting of all non-essential public activity and the need to reduce social contact the Lighthouse Project will now be closed for non-essential activities and general public access as of Tuesday 24th March. The Foodbank and Pantry are still open, as …

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Donations needed for Foodbank

Food Donation Needs – 20 March 2020 To help people wanting to donate food supplies to the Foodbank these are our current food 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 …

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