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Exciting partnership with The Carpet Cleaners

Dundee Foodbank has received a tremendously generous offer of support from The Carpet Cleaners and we are delighted to announce a newly formed partnership. The Carpet Cleaners will be fundraising for us by selling raffle tickets at the cost of 50p. The winner will receive a professional carpet cleaning service of three rooms in their home. […]

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509kg collected at Asda Kirkton

A great day collecting at Asda Kirkton as we took in 509kg. Thank you to all who donated and to the Asda Kirkton staff for their support and cooperation. A special thank you has to go to a woman named Ally (don’t know if that’s spelled right!). She forgot to buy food during her shop. […]

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Closure of Downfield Mains Centre

Friday the 28th April will be the last day that Downfield Mains Church will be operating as a Dundee Foodbank distribution centre. On behalf of all at Dundee Foodbank we would like to extend a very big thank you to the team of volunteers for their hard-work and dedication over the past 15 months.   […]

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Dundee Foodbank Closed May Day Bank Holiday

Our Foodbank centres across Dundee will be closed on the bank holiday on Monday 1st May. This is due to a number of our referring agencies also being closed. Our centres will re-open as usual on Tuesday 2nd May.  

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Revised opening hours for Whitfield

Our Foodbank centre in Whitfield (101 Whitfield Drive) from tomorrow will be operating under revised opening hours. The new hours will be: Tuesdays – 1pm-3:30pm Fridays – 1pm- 3:30pm As with any of our other centres, referrals need to be made through a referring agent and processed via our central phone-line (01382 226372).

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2017 Supermarket Collection Dates

Supermarket collections are a great way of building up vital stock needs. Our team of volunteers set up stall within the supermarket and distribute shopping lists to customers upon their entry to the store. We encourage people to consider making a small donation as part of their regular shop. Donations can then be made at […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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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?

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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

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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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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

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MPs and peers discussed tackling UK poverty. The Trussell Trust, along with dozens of representatives from its UK network of foodbanks, were in parliament yesterday speaking with MPs and Peers about the work they do to combat hunger and poverty. Hosting the event, Chris White MP commended the varied work of the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks, […]

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