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Volunteer meeting/event 10th Feb

Another successful Volunteer meeting and Information Sharing event A huge thank you to Melanie Nairn from Scottish Social Security who gave an informative presentation to our volunteers on the new grants and benefits devolved to the Scottish Government. A huge thank you also to all our wonderful volunteers who braved the weather this morning to […]

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Home Energy Scotland – Chilly The Penguin Art Competition

Chilly the Penguin art competition is open for children up to 12 years old; they are asked to design a way to keep Chilly the Penguin warm over the winter months. Children can win an all-expenses-paid family day out to Edinburgh Zoo. The prize includes a family entrance ticket, lunch at one of their restaurants, […]

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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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