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Reverse Advent Calendar 2019

IT’S BACK! Our reverse Advent Calendar was released to the public on Friday. Last year’s Reverse Advent Calendar was a massive success, and was shared over 800 times on Facebook. We have learned some lessons from last year, and this time around we are running the appeal in November, to help us cope with the […]

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Cereal Bowl Appeal

Why do we need your cereal bowls? At our foodbank centres we frequently see people who have been placed in temporary accommodation, such as B&Bs, where they very rarely have any cooking facilities, beyond that of a kettle. To ensure we are able to help them with emergency food parcels, we design a food parcel […]

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Harvest 2019 – Schools and Faith Group Collections

Over the last few years, local schools in the Edinburgh area have supported us through the Harvest Festival collection, whereby pupils and staff donate non-perishable food items to our food bank. This is a crucial stock raising event that prepares us for the difficult holiday season. We would like to ask if your school could […]

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Home Energy Scotland – helping you stay warm over winter

Home Energy Scotland is a free, impartial advice service from the Scottish Government to help you save money on your energy bills and make your home warmer and easier to heat.   We can help with: Information on the funding that’s available from Scottish Government for energy efficiency improvements to your home, such as a […]

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Action Group Donation

Sharon and Justyna handing over food and other items donated by Action Group Staff to Dawn from Edinburgh Foodbank this afternoon, 4th September 2019. Foodbank usage in Edinburgh is up 48% between January and June this year. Dawn said how grateful they are for such donations as stocks are running low across Edinburgh. Thank you […]

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End of Summer Appeal

It is a little over 2 weeks since the schools have went back and we are now seeing the impact the school holidays have had on people. In the short 6 week period the schools were closed for the Summer we provided 436 food parcels to children and 1,226 to adults. It was a difficult summer […]

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Viavi Solutions – Fundraising Challenge

To help raise our awareness of the lives of people living in poverty, and to help support Edinburgh Food Project, Viavi Solutions completed £1 a day challenge. A team of 4 people each lived on only £1 a day for food and drink for 5 days. The 5 days gave them just a small understanding of […]

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A Message From Our Chair

A few words from our Chair:  For those of you who know her I am sure you will agree, Bethany has been doing an absolutely fabulous job over the last 2 years, and I wanted to update you personally about some changes we’re making.  Over the last couple of years we have expanded considerably – bringing on new staff, […]

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Bethany and Paul’s Kiltwalk 2019

My husband, Paul, and I are walking The Kiltwalk Mighty Stride (24miles!!!) to raise money for Edinburgh Food Project.  Anyone who knows me knows this will not be easy – I drive to the corner shop!! I need all the support and encouragement I can get. I truly believe in the work we do and […]

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Thank You Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) LLP

We received a donation of £150 last week (week ending Saturday 27th July 2019) from Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) LLP, a transatlantic law firm with an office in Edinburgh.  See our photo below.  We’re hoping this is the start of a great corporate partnership which will include regular donations and a warehouse volunteer day later […]

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