Between 2018 and early 2019, young people at Lancashire Youth Challenge wrote, story-boarded, captured and co-edited a short documentary film about food banks here in the north west.
At the time, two of our participants were living in temporary supported accommodation and were regularly using food banks. They commented as to how they felt negatively stigmatised and felt embarrassed by the fact that they relied on food donations.
Our team of young people decided they wanted to make a film to raise awareness of the increasing number of individuals, families and young people who rely on food banks during times of particular hardship
We secured funding from the iWill Youth Social Action Fund and commissioned a professional writer and film maker to teach us how to make a film from scratch.
We will be sharing this film at the ‘Food for Thought’ creativity and conversation event on Friday 8th November…please join us and please bring along a donation of food for Morecambe Bay Food Bank