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How many people does it take to pack 140 Hampers.

The answer is on my you tube channel- search Craig Crosthwaite.  

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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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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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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.  Their practices in Saltcoats, Stevenston and KIlwinning will make donating easier than trying to get to […]

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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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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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?

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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