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A HUGE THANK YOU!

It was our Neighbourhood Collection last weekend and we’re pleased to announce that we collected a whopping: 5565.3kg! A huge thank you to our donators and Tesco colleagues, and especially to our volunteers who tirelessly gave out shopping lists, collected the food in, sorted and date checked every item!  

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We’re in the Press!

Four days to go until our Tesco Neighbourhood Collection!  And we’re in the Dunfermline Press this week!    

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Gearing up for our National Tesco Collection!

We’re really gearing up for our National Tesco Collection!  Our Tesco partners are passionate in helping us stop food poverty in Dunfermline and West Fife, and will help us even more by donating a further 30% cash for every kilogram that’s donated on the 30th June, 1st July, and 2nd July. We fed nearly 2000 […]

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Volunteer Opportunities

We’re really needing some new people for our Wednesday 2 Team at Dunfermline Centre, to help in the store room.  You’ll be on fortnightly (one week on, one week off), and helping to pack the bags and get the food out to our clients. If you think you’re that person, please download our pack and […]

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Job Vacancy: Foodbank Manager

We’re recruiting!   We’re looking for a organised, compassionate, and enthusiastic individual to oversee and manage all the operations here at the Dunfermline Foodbank.  We have 5 foodbank centres and one central warehouse, and this has become too much for our part-time volunteers.  The position is based in our Dunfermline Office, and the salary is […]

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One Million Too Many

1,109,309. That’s the amount of three-day emergency food supplies our network of 424 foodbanks gave out to people in crisis during 2015/16, with 415,866 of those having gone to children. It’s a 2% increase on the figures released this time last year, when we first crossed the one million mark. And it’s happened again. One million […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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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?

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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

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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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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

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MPs and peers discussed tackling UK poverty. The Trussell Trust, along with dozens of representatives from its UK network of foodbanks, were in parliament yesterday speaking with MPs and Peers about the work they do to combat hunger and poverty. Hosting the event, Chris White MP commended the varied work of the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks, […]

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