Where would we be without our moms?
This Sunday is Mother’s Day and a time for celebrating and appreciating our Mums and all the wonderful things they do for us.
The thing is though, that we all take our mums for granted, and although they may put a brave face on, roll their sleeves up and just get on with things, sometimes they really do need help and support.
This is something that Barrow Foodbank knows all too well. As each week it is visited by women who are struggling just to put food on the table. This Mother’s Day they are looking for people to show some kindness and donate things like shampoo, sanitary products, toothpaste, shower gel and nappies to help restore some normality to those mum’s who are in need.
Ann Mills Manager of the Foodbank said: “Every day at the foodbank we meet mums from across Southwest Cumbria who share heart breaking stories about the difficulties they face to put food on their children’s plates. No mum should feel like they have let their children down because something outside their control, like illness or an unexpected bill, has thrown the family into crisis– that’s why we give not only emergency food but also compassionate support and hope when people are referred to us. When you’re struggling to afford food, you’re often struggling to afford other basics like loo roll, shampoo and women’s sanitary products too. Perhaps unsurprisingly, toiletries are not the first thing most people think of when they’re donating to a foodbank, but they do make a huge difference in restoring some normality when you’re at the point of crisis. Whatever you are able to give this Mother’s Day will help local mums who are struggling to know that there are people who care. Thank you for your kindness.”
Anyone interested in helping Barrow Foodbank to support a local mum facing hunger can make a financial donation simply by at https://www.charitychoice.co.uk/barrowfoodbank or by dropping off donations at one their collection points instore at Asda, Morrisons, Tesco Extra, Tesco Flass Lane, all in Barrow, at Booths in Ulverston or Tesco in Millom.
Barrow Foodbank at Abbey Road Baptist Church is open from Monday to Thursday from 11am to 1pm and from 11am to 3pm on Friday. The Ulverston facility at Bethany Baptist Church, Brittain Place, Church Walk, is open from 11am to 1pm on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays. The centre at Crown Street Baptist Church Hall, Crown Street, Millom is 11am to 1pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.