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Holiday Opening Hours 2023-24

HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS 2023-24 The holidays are fast approaching, and the foodbank will be closed on 25-26th December, and on 1st-2nd January, but open as normal all other days. Please plan accordingly. If you’re looking for somewhere warm to shelter during the Christmas period, then pop on down to our Community Cafe, that will be […]

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Diversity at the Caird Hall, Dundee

Last night we had the privilege of being invited along to the Caird Hall to see Diversity’s Supernova Tour – who are supporting Trussell Trust food banks across the country! We collected an amazing 111.3kg of food and £188.21 in donations from those attending – thank you all so much! We even got to meet […]

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What is destitution and can we end it in Scotland?

It has been 215 days since Humza Yousaf took office as First Minister of Scotland, citing his defining mission and the metric by which he sought to be measured as eradicating poverty. It is quite the issue upon which to stake your political career. However, a new report has offered a glimpse at where poverty […]

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Support us with a Reverse Advent Calendar!

a reverse advent calendar with each day of november assigned a different item in need for the foodbank

This November, as we approach Christmas, we invite you to take part in a reverse advent calendar! This is a really simple way to support us, and can be done as a group, or as an individual. You could participate as a school, your workplace, or your community group! The premise is simple! Each day […]

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What Encouragement Can Foodbanks Draw from the Programme for Government?

Each September, upon the return of MSPs to Holyrood from summer recess, the Scottish Government sets out its Programme for Government (PfG). This annual political landmark lays out the policy proposals and legislative plans we can expect during the forthcoming parliamentary session. With intent “to tackle poverty and inequality  head on”, Scotland’s First Minister said […]

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Changing Operating Hours

Changing operating hours.As of Monday 17th July 2023 we are changing our opening hours at our distribution centre in Langland Street, Dundee to 12-4pm Monday to Friday.

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Community Cafe in Albert Street

Our new Community Café in Albert Street, Dundee is open from 10am – 4pm Wednesday to Friday every week.  During these difficult times of high energy bills our café is a welcoming warm space for anyone that would like to drop in for a heat, a bowl of soup or a cuppie. Our new Community […]

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Tesco South Road Collection

  A huge thank you to the customers and staff of Tesco South Road, Dundee and the Nando’s Camperdown staff volunteers who supported our collection day which brought in 796kg of food. Pictured from left to right are Steven (Customer Services Manager) Tesco South Road, Dundee, Megan (Nando’s Camperdown, Dundee) and Ken (Foodbank Manager).  

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A Future Without Foodbanks

One week ago, the Scottish Government published its long-awaited vision for creating a Scotland without foodbanks, entitled Cash-First. Before we get into the detail, let us set the context. For this, we must journey back over a decade to April 2013 when the Welfare Reform Act was implemented by the coalition government of former UK […]

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Super Store Collections

  On Thursday 8th June we held a collection at ASDA Forfar where we received 395Kg of food from the generous customers. Many thanks to the Staff, Customers and our Volunteers.

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