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2018 Christmas Appeal

This year, January-October 2018, we have helped 8,333 local residents living in crisis, by supplying over 74,900 meals (this is more than a meal for everyone at a capacity Murrayfield Stadium!). EFP staff and volunteers have also been working hard to develop our foodbank centres into Support Hubs where clients can collect food parcels, have […]

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Reverse Advent Calendar

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Harvest 2018

We have had the most amazing Harvest with a total of 9,377kg of stock donated from 31 schools and 20 faith groups. Donation (Kg) School 385.4 Blackhall Primary School 39.6 Bonlay Primary School 215.4 Broughton Primary 390.4 Clermiston Primary School 12.3 Clermiston Nursery 71.2 Clifton Hall School 42.5 Clovenstone Primary Westerhailes 33.9 Corstorphine Nursery 359.3 […]

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Craigmillar Foodbank Library

One of our amazing (and creative) volunteers has designed a portable bookshelf for our Craigmillar foodbank centre. All of our foodbank clients are welcome (and encouraged) to take a book home with them, they are then able to swap it out for another one, or to keep it to read again and again. It is […]

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More Than Food

Foodbanks could play pivotal role helping people tackle the causes of their food poverty, new research finds Research published today (click here to view) by the Edinburgh Food Project (EFP) finds that foodbanks could play a pivotal role helping their clients tackle the root causes of their food crises by providing easy access to expert […]

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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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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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