The good news is that there are many ways you can get involved:
- Donate Food – make sure your donations are unopened, in date and don’t contain any alcohol. Remember… by March, those stock levels will be running low, and people will continue to need the foodbank services and support.
- Collect – rent, office active, coordination, transportation and distribution of several tonnes of food doesn’t come without some financial costs, so raising cash to support the team will help keep things running smoothly.
- Volunteer your time – the Edinburgh Foodbank is supported almost entirely by volunteers. If you give your time you might also date and organise donations, but there are many activities which you could be asked to do – from collecting donations directly from stores to putting together the food boxes that go directly to people in crisis.
- Increase your awareness – take a look at the Edinburgh Food Project website at https://edinburghnw.foodbank.org.uk/ where you will find information on how to help combat poverty and hunger across the UK, and keep an eye out for any urgent appeals.