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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

which means it’s time for our Annual Christmas Food Collection. When? Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd November Where? Haddington, Musselburgh and North Berwick Tesco stores. What do we need? Look out for our volunteers and Tesco staff who will be giving out shopping lists highlighting what we really need this year. What is the annual food collection? […]

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We’re hiring! Foodbank Director

If you are passionate about crisis food provision and the broader causes of poverty and hunger, we want to hear from you. Established in 2013 and affiliated to the Trussell Trust, we have a great team of staff, volunteers and trustees and enjoy a high profile and goodwill across the county. We have now secured […]

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Largest ever poll into poverty shows nine in 10 Brits think hunger is a problem in the UK, says the Trussell Trust

YouGov survey, commissioned by the Trussell Trust, of 12,000 people across the UK finds: 90% of the UK public believes everyone should be able to afford to buy enough food Yet 87% consider hunger to be a problem in the UK 15% have had direct experience of living in poverty 85% agree that someone could […]

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Our treasurer is retiring after four years in the post – can you help us? 

If you are interested in food poverty and have a head for figures we would love to hear from you.  The board of trustees meets monthly and our treasurer visits the foodbank in Tranent regularly to collect invoices and receipts for clearance, recording and settlement.  We need someone who will enjoy the preparation of annual […]

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Emergency food supply use jumps by 29% in the last year

In the last year we’ve given out 2,458 three-day emergency food supply packages to local people in crisis feeding  5,294 people, 38% of whom were children. This represents a 29% increase in the number of emergency food supply packages handed out between April 2018 and March this year, compared to the same period in 2017-18. Everyone we give […]

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Sometimes it’s about more than food…

You might remember last summer we were asking for donations of basic toiletries to be able to give out with parcels, highlighting that often if you can’t afford food you’re not able to buy these either. “Hygiene poverty” has been highlighted as a growing concern in the UK. As with little money to cover the cost […]

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Can you help us fill our jingle bags?

Not everyone looks forward to Christmas. Here at the Foodbank we know that Christmas can be a particularly hard time of year for those who are struggling financially, and struggling to feed themselves and their families. Last year we wanted to do something for those who found themselves using the foodbank in December which would […]

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September at a glance…

Our new factsheet with figures for September is now available here.

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Our local community is so generous

              If anyone ever says to you that communities don’t pull together anymore or the spirit of giving doesn’t exist just send them down to us at the foodbank. Once again we are STUFFED to the gunnels with donations from a very generous East Lothian community. I wish I had […]

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July at a glance…

Our new factsheet with figures for July is now available here.

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