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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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Locality hubs – sign up for food assistance programmes

If you have children then you are encouraged to sign up to one of two programmes operated by the Local Authority to support your household to feed you and your children. The table below will give you the number for your area:   Community Hubs by Locality Landline No. Mobile No. Irvine     Vineburgh […]

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Day 10&11 – 26th and 27th March

The work of the Foodbank is being streamlined as the Local Authority continue with their large scale interventions on behalf of the communities across the area. The Senior Management Team have a huge logistical nightmare to address to ensure food is getting to as many households as possible. What a great job they are doing […]

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Day 8&9 – 25th March

I have no idea where the time has gone. I seem to have missed a day. What I do remember is that yesterday, being Tuesday, the Locality hubs went live. These are the one stop shop operated by Connected Communities for the duration of this national emergency. If you need assistance please use the following […]

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