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Help feed the neighbourhood

It’s coming to that time of the year again when we will be collecting at our twice yearly Tesco collections at the 3 Tesco stores in East Lothian: Haddington, North Berwick and Musselburgh. The dates to put in your diary for the Summer collections are Thursday 30th June, Friday the 1st July and Saturday the […]

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1,366 parcels is still 1,366 too many!

In the last 12 months 1,366 three-day emergency food parcels were given to local people in crisis from East Lothian Foodbank. Latest statistics show in total 2,824 people were helped of which 1075 were under the age of 16, an increase to 38% of the total number of people fed.

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Try our food parcel recipe for April 2016

Potato and tuna pie, for 4 people

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Easter Round-up

We had a busy time leading up to Easter as we had a great many Easter eggs donated through the appeal on East Coast FM and a lot donated by the three local Royal Bank of Scotland branches. We thank these two organisations. To date we can tell you that we have given out to […]

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Everyone needs a little treat…

Some of you might have heard that EAST COAST FM have been having an appeal for Easter Eggs for the foodbank. Well the first delivery arrived on Friday, and from now on we can expect to be giving out Easter Eggs in our food parcels.

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East Lothian organisations working together

The two cookery courses that Roots & Fruits ran for us last autumn at Wallyford Community Centre were a great success. So much so that we have squeezed our last pennies from the Emergency Food Fund grant to run another one, including a crèche. Five people will be there this afternoon, cooking Cajun chicken, Satay […]

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Helping organisations in East Lothian

We’ve been busy again this February and we have been helping many organisations within East Lothian as well as giving out food parcels to those in crisis. We have helped Gullane and Haddington Day centres, Dunbar Dementia Friendly Carers Group, with Tea, Coffee, sugar and biscuits that will help them out when they hold their […]

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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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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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