A big thank you to all our volunteers and Edinburgh Helping Hands

On Saturday 23rd December, the fans of Hibernian Football Club donated an amazing 11 tonnes of food to Edinburgh NE foodbank. This large donation had to be organised, sorted and stored. Thank you to Bradley Welsh and his team for organising the collection and delivering it so efficiently to South Leith Parish Church halls. Thank […]

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Great Result from Tesco Collection

On Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December, volunteers from the church, local business, wider Leith community turned up to Tesco Leith to  help receive donations for our Christmas Appeal. It went very well, almost 2.5tonnes of food was donated by the kind folk of Leith. A big thank you to all who helped make this […]

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2015 Annual Accounts

The 2015 Annual Accounts for Edinburgh NE food bank are now available online and can be accessed by clicking the link below Accounts and Financial Statements to 31 Oct 2016 signed0001

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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


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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Trussell Trust foodbanks gave out over one million three day emergency food supplies to UK people in crisis in 2014/15.

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Benefit delays, low income and benefit changes are the primary reasons why people are currently being referred to foodbanks for emergency food. About Our Statistics The Trussell Trust statistics are a measure of volume – they show the number of people to whom The Trussell Trust foodbanks have given three days’ emergency food. These are […]

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