With thanks to Colin Keir MSP and the City of Edinburgh Council – and with support and assistance from the Scottish Government – we are pleased to announce that we now have the use of a warehouse unit to replace the five residential garages we have been using to store food and run the operations of Edinburgh North West foodbank.
This has come at a perfect time in our charity’s short life as we celebrate a year of Edinburgh Food Project’s Edinburgh North West foodbank and the recent opening of our second foodbank, Edinburgh Central, with its first Distribution Centre (DC) in the Tollcross area based at Central Church. We now have four DCs between the two food banks, with plans to increase this to seven in early 2014 and around ten in total by the end of the year. This will give us the ability to provide short-term crisis packs to those in food poverty on a local basis.
Our new warehouse is crucial in enabling us to have the processing and storage capacity to ensure this much needed expansion can take place in the North West and Central areas of our city.
With this expansion in 2014 we will have a large number of additional volunteering opportunities available and an increase in financial requirements, so if you are able to join us in reducing the effects of food poverty to our ‘hungry neighbours’ please get in touch or find the appropriate information to help you on this website.