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Harvest Collections – Schools

Now that the school session is underway, it’s time for us at the food bank to organise Harvest 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 […]

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Current Volunteering Opportunities

We are urgently seeking volunteers for various roles within the foodbank; all the opportunities listed below (except Supermarket Collections) are weekly but can be undertaken on a “job share” basis. If you are interested in any of the roles see the volunteers section on how to find out more. Full details of the various roles are available here. […]

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Co-op Causes – Support us to buy a new van

Choose us as your charity! How it works Every time members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund. Co-op will also give us and the other causes in our community an equal share of the money we raise from sales […]

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Holiday Hunger – An appeal for donations

Read ‘The Guardian’ newspaper item (click here) as the Trussell Trust raises the alarm about shortage of donations.

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Universal Credit – Sign the petition

  A call from the Trussell Trust… “Universal Credit is the biggest change to the welfare system in a generation and here at The Trussell Trust, we’ve been working hard with foodbanks in our network to monitor it. Our research has found that the system is leaving people behind – disabled people, families, and other […]

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Apex – Steps Employability Service

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Apex – Steps Employability Service. The partnership will allow our foodbank clients to access the support and advice related to employability, while they are visiting the foodbank centre. Initially, this service will be delivered in the following food bank centres:  Tollcross –  the first Monday of each month  Pilton –  the first Wednesday […]

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Rolling Out Universal Credit

A report by the Trussell Trust (click here) suggested foodbank use had increased by 30% in the six months after Universal Credit full service rolled out in an area, compared with 12% in non-Universal Credit areas. In three of the four areas we visited for which we have data, the use of foodbanks increased more rapidly once full […]

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Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ Voting

We’re in the customer vote for a Bags of Help grant from Tesco. It’s a scheme which gives community projects like us grants of up to £4,000 – all raised from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco stores. The public will now vote in store during July and August 2018 on who should receive the awards. Please support […]

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World Cup Foodbank Bingo

Take part in World Cup Foodbank Bingo!  Click this link for more details (you may have to click ‘read more’ below to enable the link) .

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Urgent Appeal

Last year, we helped feed 9,563 men, women and children. This was an 18.5% increase on the previous year. On an average month we receive an incredible 6,000kg of donations; however to meet the needs of those we help we are using around 8,000kg a month.    While we have tried our best to bridge this gap by partnering with more supermarkets, we unfortunately are running […]

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