Nationally ‘Trussel Trust’ have set up Food Banks all over the country and Millom Baptist Church now houses the Food Bank for the local area. Above are photographs of some of the volunteers who went into the local Tesco store to help with different collections. The church serves as a collection and distribution point where volunteers work together to help feed people in a time of crisis in their lives. Barrow Food Bank, operated from Barrow Baptist Church, have kindly helped Millom and Ulverston towns become part of this much needed support network for people who are finding it difficult to feed themselves and their families.
In July 2017 the Manager of Barrow food bank, Ann Mills, was invited to Buckingham Palace to receive the ‘Queens award for voluntary services’ which is the highest award that a group can achieve and is equivalent to an individual person being awarded an MBE. All the food banks operating through Barrow, which includes Millom & Ulverston received a special badge and attended an award ceremony in August at the Forum 28 in Barrow where the ‘Queens letter’ was presented to the food banks by the Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria.
Following on from our Queens award last year – the volunteers were very honoured to have the opportunity to meet the Princess Royal at Abbey Road Baptist Church on Thursday 17th January 2019 – photographs below