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NEW WEBSITE

Please visit our new website: www.edinburghfoodproject.org

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We are RECRUITING!

Office & Finance Manager 37.5 hrs per week   Closing Date: 12 noon, 10th August 2020 Interviews: w/c 17th August 2020   Role Purpose The role of Office and Finance Manager, reporting to the Director, is a key role within Edinburgh Food Project.  As a small charitable organisation we need an experienced individual to develop and maintain […]

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Polish Men Suicide Rate

Polish Men in Scotland are Dying by Suicide at Nearly Twice the Average Rate. They worry about telling people how they’re feeling, are experiencing loneliness and facing discrimination in society, contributing to a ‘worryingly’ high rate of suicide. Visit The Website

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Free TV Licence Change If Over 75

The BBC announced in March that it was delaying the changes to free TV licences for older people, and we can confirm that free over 75s licences will remain valid until July 31st. The BBC board is continuing to keep this under review. You can read more here. Older customers do not need to do anything […]

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Video – Changeworks help with gas and electricity concerns

As we continue to adjust to COVID-19 we’re all spending more time at home and using more energy than normal.   Many households are experiencing financial strain and will be worried about the effect this will have on their energy bills.  In response to this, Changeworks has produced a series of videos that provide advice and […]

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Best start Food payments

Healthy Start Food Vouchers are being replaced with Best Start Food Payments. This will be a move from paper vouchers to a MasterCard debit card that can be used to buy nutritious food from pregnancy until your child is three years old. Families will be credited every four weeks per child; £17 during pregnancy, £34 in […]

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Over 27,000 meals delivered in one month!

In April, we provided over 27,000 meals to local people facing crisis. Despite most of our foodbank premises being closed during lockdown, we have been working in conjunction with our delivery partner, 21CC Group, to deliver food parcels to those in need. During April 2020, we received 1,369 referrals, 920 of which were singles and […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At Edinburgh Food Project, our number one priority will always be the safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and the public we serve. This is a particularly difficult time for all and we would like to reassure that we are taking the necessary steps to mitigate the impact to our core foodbank services. We […]

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Food For Thought

Nourish are holding a workshop on Tuesday 10th March from 6-8pm at Edinburgh Larder around their Peas Please project.

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Adlent – 40p for 40 days

Take part in our 40 for 40 challenge this Lent. With people struggling to afford food, living locally, it is important that we can continue to support families in crisis throughout the Easter period. We provide essential emergency food, emotional support and practical advice to families who live near you and really need us. We […]

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