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In store purchased food only please.

In our endeavours to assist as many people as possible some donors may have been bringing food into local stores to leave at a drop bin close to their homes. In all honestly it never occurred to us that by doing  so collectively we could have been doing Tesco and Asda supermarkets a disservice. Donors […]

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North Ayrshire Foodbank Larder now open.

In 2013 North Ayrshire Foodbank co-hosted a conference alongside Glasgow West Fareshare. The topic under discussion was the creation of a community supermarket aimed at households with some funds for food. The idea was to give access to a core range of foods for a fraction of their cost elsewhere. It was hoped that by […]

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Seeking assistance with food

Since the start of the lockdown in March in response to the Coronavirus pandemic communities across North Ayrshire have organised themselves as a legacy to the Councils fantastic Locality hubs. There are now multiple options to access short-term emergency or long-term income based support. North Ayrshire Foodbank is a referral based system for those enduring […]

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Red vouchers – restart issuing

North Ayrshire Foodbank suspended the issuing of our vouchers by agencies due to the potential” to spread COVID 19 as well as the more pragmatic fact that our partners who hosted and issued the food boxes had closed. Currently the situation regarding host agencies is that they remain closed and the only way to get […]

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Junior chef programme – YouTube link

Thanks to the BBC Children in Need we are hosting a socially distanced cooking programme for children over the Internet. The videos are held on our YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC5UWDZfpBK9-QZn-bv7AaA

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New storage has finally arrived.

Thanks to an investment by the Trussell Trust, funded by The Asda Foundation, additional storage facilities have arrived at the Church of the Nazarene. This was successfully carried out thanks to the generosity of so many. Morris Leslie were the suppliers of the containers. The foundation was built by Dalcon having been contracted by Ashleighs. […]

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Labour Party donation – thank you

A huge thanks to the North Ayrshire Labour Group of councillors. Their £2,000 donation is timely as we are about to start our summer programme of supporting those homes affected by food scarcity during the holiday period. As of today the “Make a meal of it” project is distributing to registered households a box load […]

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Day 18 – 3rd April 2020

The back of my hands are badly scored from wearing the protection gloves. Swollen, cut and very sore. That’s the non-latex ones. I have tried others to no avail. Hopefully they will recover once this is all over. In the meantime I just give thanks that we, and those around me, have survived another day. […]

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Day 12 – 16: March 28th to April 1st

Gosh, how the days go. The fantastic team from North Ayrshire Council have been flying around the hubs keeping them stocked up for requests for support. Jason and his team of cooks have been making loads of meals everyday with them going to Cranberry Moss and Beith Community Development Association. Fareshare is still able to […]

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Crowdfunder COVID19 appeal

North Ayrshire Foodbank would like to thank all those who have pledged funds for our COVID19 appeal. Crowdfunder approached the Foodbank to see if they could raise us funds to help us feed those vulnerable to hunger, especially given the huge rise in numbers due to our current national emergency. So far 2.4030 has been […]

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