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235 food parcels, 272 jingle bags and 19,786kg of food!

To find out more take a look at January’s newsletter.

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Every can helps

Help us support people facing hunger this winter by joining us for the UK’s biggest food collection Helping the hidden hungry in East Lothian this Christmas is what we’re all about! This weekend from Thursday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December, we’ll be collecting food donations at Haddington, Musselburgh and North Berwick Tesco stores. If you […]

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4th Tranent Guides pull out all the stops

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Girlguiding East Lothian and the units which are part of it are frequent visitors to the foodbank learning about what we do, how they can help and to drop off donations. Well, once again we’ve been blown away by the hardwork and generosity of one of our local units 4th Tranent Guides. At the end of […]

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BeGreen Dunbar supports Jingle Bags

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We are very excited to announce that our appeal for help filling our Jingle Bags has received a massive boost. BeGreen Dunbar, funded in its entirety by Community Windpower, the operators of Aikengall Wind Farm have provided a very generous donation of £3,000. This substantial contribution will go a long way towards ensuring that every person/family […]

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Jingle bags…coming to the foodbank this December

During December 2016, East Lothian Foodbank provided 175 3-day emergency food parcels to those in crisis across East Lothian, feeding 473 people, 204 of whom were children. Christmas is a particularly hard time of year for those who are struggling financially, and struggling to feed themselves and their families and we know that the number […]

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My life on a plate

The stories food bank meals tell “The money that I escaped with was my housekeeping money. I couldn’t save. I was on a strict budget when I was in an abusive relationship. I applied for benefits but there’s a delay so in the meantime it’s come to crisis point. All the funds I escaped with […]

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Trussell Trust launches University of Oxford study on foodbank use

The Trussell Trust commissioned an 18-month research project from the University of Oxford, led by Dr Rachel Loopstra. It is the single biggest nationwide study on foodbank use to date. Involving more than 400 households referred to foodbanks, the data collected on demographics, income levels, living conditions, health, and food insecurity provides unparalleled new detail […]

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CO-OP SERVES-UP “TROLLEY-LOADS” OF SUPPORT FOR EAST LOTHIAN FOODBANK

Co-op food stores in East Lothian have launched a bid to serve-up trolley-loads of support for us this month. It’s great to have the support of the Co-op as we face ever increasing levels of demand. It is only with the help of the community that we’re able to continue our work. We would love […]

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East Lothian shoppers come up trumps

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Once again the Foodbank is STUFFED to the gunnels with fantastic donations from the public in East Lothian. Last Wednesday we held the first of 2 spring/summer collections in the Tesco stores in East Lothian (Haddington, North Berwick and Musselburgh) and generous shoppers donated a massive 3310 kilos of non-perishable food. Our band of volunteers […]

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The foodbank gets fresh!

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We’ve just launched a new initiative which we hope will put nutrition firmly on the agenda in our fight to tackle food insecurity in the county. BeGreen Dunbar, funded in its entirety by Community Windpower, the operators of Aikengall Wind Farm has provided a very generous one-off donation of £8,000, to be spent exclusively on items of […]

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