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WE ARE REOPENING!

5 months ago we took the decision to close our foodbank centres and provide a next day delivery service, to protect our clients and volunteers.  As lockdown has begun to ease, we have been working hard to put the processes and procedures in place to allow our foodbank centres to reopen. The Centres We are […]

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WE ARE REOPENING!

5 months ago we took the decision to close our foodbank centres and provide a next day delivery service, to protect our clients and volunteers.  As lockdown has begun to ease, we have been working hard to put the processes and procedures in place to allow our foodbank centres to reopen. The Centres We are […]

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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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New Edinburgh Food Project Helpline

We are delighted to be working together with Health in Mind to provide a helpline to support people who have mental health difficulties during these challenging times. People who call the helpline will speak to a fully qualified and supervised counsellor, who will be there to listen and offer practical help and information. This will […]

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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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Changes to our services

In line with government advice, and to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and clients, we will be moving to a delivery service with effect from Tuesday 31st March. Deliveries to clients will be operated by a third-party agency, working in partnership with our team. This will ensure that we can continue […]

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