Families & Food

A heartwarming gesture

Thank you for touching our hearts with your gift Last year we were really touched to receive a completed book of Tesco saving stamps, worth £50, and a note from an anonymous pensioner saying that they’d been saving up to bless the Foodbank with a donation. Our hearts have been touched again this week when […]

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200 weeks supporting families

200 weeks of providing family food support The Lighthouse Pantry has been supporting individuals and families since December 2018 when it first opened with just a handful of members. Now we’ve been celebrating the milestone of 200 weeks of support we have offered local people. The Pantry helps families make a real difference to their

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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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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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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

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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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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Middleton in action together – collection point

Hi all we are creating a food and provision bank for items that will be distributed into our local community at the scout hut behind St Michael’s church off Townley street. We shall be open every night all next week from 6pm until 7pm. We need absolutely anything you can spare. From UHT milk,toiletries any

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Foodbank demand reaches all-time high

Demand for our foodbank reached an all-time high today, and it was a significant increase on the levels of support we typically provide at this time of year, twice last weeks attendance. We were concerned at one point that we were seeing a ‘run’ on the foodbank along similar lines to what we have all

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Chris’s 4 Marathon Fundraising 2020

<img class=”wp-image-1475215 ” src=”http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Chris-Furlong-Andy-Burnham-Carl-Roach-Lighthouse-March-2018-400×221.jpg” alt=”” width=”320″ height=”177″ /> Chris with friend Andy Burnam and Carl Roach before his 3 Marathons fundraiser 2018 Long standing supporter, and former Middleton Councillor, Chris Furlong has set his sights on raising funds for Middleton Central and Heywood foodbanks this summer. In the recent past Chris ran three marathons in

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Chris Furlong runs-for-funds fundraising challenge

Middleton councillor Chris Furlong is running 3 marathons in 3 countries for 3 local charities in just 3 months – outstanding. Chris  brought the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, down to the Lighthouse Project and Middleton Central foodbank early in March, to show him around, to tell him about our work and to build

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Who let the Dads out says bye bye to Cromer

Bye Bye Cromer Mill On Saturday 19th November we enjoyed our last Who Let the Dads Out session at our Cromer Mill base on Hilton Fold Lane. The children and dads had a great time of fun, chasing each other around, playing with new space toys and characters and running around the massive sports area

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Foodbank is making a difference

In the first year of running Middleton Central Foodbank on behalf of local churches we have received a total of 16.75 tonnes of food donations (about 20 mini-metro’s) from the general public and a variety of local organisations, groups and businesses. In the same period we have given out 12.7 tonnes of food in emergency

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Who let the dads out – play group

Calling all DAD’s and Grandads – come along to our male orientated play sessions called Who Let the Dads out? This is a drop in kids and toddler group for dads, grandads or male carers, all welcome. Age range: 0 – 10 ish (we’re flexible) The play & activity sessions are open to anyone to just

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