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Foodbank Fridays

Edinburgh North West and Central Foodbanks will manning a stall at Waverly Station from 7am – 7pm on the dates below where commuters can find out more about the foodbank and make a donation towards our vital work in the community. Foodbank Fridays are a joint initiative between Network Rail and the Trussell Trust to […]

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#everycanhelps 30th June – 2nd July 2016

Edinburgh North West and Central foodbanks will be collecting at Tesco Corstorphine and South Queensferry  between the 30th June and 2nd July as part of the Neighbourhood Food Collection run in conjunction between Tesco, The Trussell Trust and FairShare. The Neighbourhood Food Collection takes place in every Tesco store twice a year, with customers donating […]

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Part Time Bookkeeper Post

Since starting in 2012 our service has grown allowing us to feed more individuals. At the same time our financial transactions have also increased so we need to recruit a bookkeeper working in our small team of paid staff. More details can be found here.

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Saturday 30th April 2016

Our next supermarket collection is being held at Tesco Corstorphine and South Queensferry on Saturday 30th April. By donating items from our shopping list you will be helping local people in food crisis. Thank you.

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Morrisons Ferry Road Collection

The Edinburgh North West foodbank volunteers would like to thank the customers of Morrisons (Ferry Road) for their generosity during our collection on Saturday 27th February. A total of 886kg of food and toiletries was collected which will enable us to provide over 44 local families with crisis food packs containing 3 days of food. […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Tesco Neighbourhood Food Collection 3rd-5th December

Many thanks to the customers of Tesco Corstorphine and South Queensferry for their generosity at our recent collections. Between the two stores a total of 5,780kg of food, toiletries and Christmas treats was donated. These donations will help us over the winter months by providing 300 families of four with emergency food packs containing enough […]

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Can Santa Build Bridges?

In another first for our foodbank we are pleased to announce our first charity single. Can Santa Build Bridges? by The Static is a light-hearted take at recent events. So if you are looking for a little stocking filler for someone who has spent and idle hour or two in a traffic jam or has […]

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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