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Foodbank – new telephone number

The Foodbank was persuaded last year, when attempting to move our telephone point from one part of the building to another, to embrace modern technology and switch from a traditional telephone system to one that is cloud based. Despite indicating that existing wi-fi connectivity was poor we were promised a system that was stronger and […]

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The Building Society that is Nationwide but acts locally!

North Ayrshire Foodbank are deeply grateful to the caring staff of the Nationwide Building Society in Irvine. They have been operating a Drop-Bin for their customers to donate as they carry out their financial transactions. The Building Society are active through their Corporate Social Responsibility programmes in the communities of North Ayrshire and we thank […]

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Cooperative Stores join network of donation points

North Ayrshire Foodbank thank all of the managers and staff for their support in the establishment of additional donation points across the local authority area. The Cooperative stores have been busy on Arran and in largs assisting with this important work. The network has been completed with the addition of Beith, Dalry, Dreghorn, Irvine, Kilbirnie, […]

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Mobile cinema – raising funds through fun

The Foodbank thanks North Ayrshire Venture Trust for their financial support which has made this project possible. The funding has allowed the foodbank to purchase a quality projection system and is currently running a weekly programme of film showings at the Church of the Nazarene in Ardrossan starting at 6pm. The entry is free and […]

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Project 5,000 – help us feed them.

North Ayrshire Foodbank is looking to develop donating partnerships with local businesses.Employers are the basis of our economic welfare and ensure through employment that their staff can sustain their lives – housing, food, clothes, heating & lighting and if income allows luxuries that makes life more than just comfortable. Sadly, as well all know, there […]

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Three Towns Dental Care – caring more than dental health

The North Ayrshire Foodbank thanks the staff of the three offices of the Three Towns Dental Care for reminding us that they are more than happy to be locations whereby people wishing to donate food can drop off items. ┬áTheir practices in Saltcoats, Stevenston and KIlwinning will make donating easier than trying to get to […]

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Supermarket Collection events

The shopping communities of North Ayrshire have been outstanding supporters of the North Ayrshire Foodbank through their ongoing generous donations at our drop bins at the majority of the major supermarkets as well as staffed events over each year. We are pleased that for 2017 we have negotiated and been granted further support rom the […]

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Village Petz joins network of food donation collection points

I was delighted today to finally meet Patricia Payne and her colleagues at the West Kilbride “Village Petz” store. Patricia has offered to host a collection drop bin for the local community to expand its options adding to the ongoing support we get from the local churches. I was telling Patricia of our deep appreciation […]

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Round the pound – business partners sought.

We are interested to know if any businesses who is an employer would consider a donations collection system to assist the work of the Foodbank and especially its “Make a meal of it” project. In 2017 we aspire to continue our work to assist in the reduction of child hunger during holiday periods. “Make a […]

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Food box distribution centres updates

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Erskine Church of Scotland and Free Church of Scotland Kilwinning who have become a food box distribution centre. We thank the churches and their members who will be hosting and volunteering to offer local people access to emergency food in exchange for their vouchers. This […]

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