The Pendle Food Alliance is a collective of food banks within the borough of Pendle. Working alongside local authority and other partners, we are aiming to support people and families who are struggling to afford food and other essentials.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown in April, more people found themselves relying on food banks due to the household income being affected. As a result food banks were under increased pressure to meet the extra demand.

The initiative was started by Building Bridges and supported by Pendle Borough Council with the aim of bringing a cohesive effort to tackle food poverty in the area. The idea being that food banks sharing good practice and working together would enable a more efficient way of distributing food to those that require it across the borough.

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Covid-19 Hardship Fund

We are also creating a space where people can come together more frequently and follow-on from conversations in a public setting.  The ‘Talking Lounge’ will be open for Talking Society members at various locations in Pendle.  This format involves no microphone or speakers and aims to provide a more comfortable environment for people to talk.  

 

The Talking Lounge involves topics for conversation and that topic is normally kept throughout, unlike the ‘Talkaoke’ where conversation is led by whomever is around the table and can cover several topics. We have in the past partnered with Pendle Council ‘Let’s Talk’ initiative and the Women’s Pilgrimage to Jerusalem group to hold conversations at Victoria Park Pavilion Café. 

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"Food banks through the alliance have been strengthening their relationships, sharing experiences and working together on the covid-19 response to supply food for those that have need some extra support through a very difficult time ".

Pendle Food Poverty Network

We are also creating a space where people can come together more frequently and follow-on from conversations in a public setting.  The ‘Talking Lounge’ will be open for Talking Society members at various locations in Pendle.  This format involves no microphone or speakers and aims to provide a more comfortable environment for people to talk.  

 

The Talking Lounge involves topics for conversation and that topic is normally kept throughout, unlike the ‘Talkaoke’ where conversation is led by whomever is around the table and can cover several topics. We have in the past partnered with Pendle Council ‘Let’s Talk’ initiative and the Women’s Pilgrimage to Jerusalem group to hold conversations at Victoria Park Pavilion Café. 

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