News

Holywood Trust

Dumfriesshire Foodbank and Apex are very fortunate to have Holywood Trust as our funder for the Foodbank. If it wasn’t for the support of The Holywood Trust, we would not be able to deliver this service. To all the ladies and gentlemen from The Holywood Trust that have supported Dumfriesshire Foodbank we are eternally grateful.

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Referral Agencies

We now have 60 referral agencies on board and we just want to take a moment to thank you all for your continued support and desire to tackle food poverty in Dumfriesshire. We finish the financial year having helped a total of 2269 adults and 665 children since we opened our doors. Look out in […]

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Food & Hygiene Awards

Congratulations to Elizabeth and Chris on achieving their food and hygiene awards which will come in very useful for the Foodbank’s future plans.

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Welcome to our new volunteers on our team

Dumfriesshire Foodbank wishes to welcome Megan Kerr, a 15-year-old girl who has joined us. This is to allow her to achieve her Duke of Edinburgh Award via a supported volunteering placement. Megan has been very pleasant to have and is showing the willingness and interest to see her through to achieve her volunteering hours. Warm […]

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Robert Burns Theatre hosts private showing of I Daniel Blake

So, January was seen in with the Dumfriesshire Foodbank’s private showing of ‘I Daniel Blake’ which was organised by our lovely volunteer Jacquie Matheson and hosted at the Robert Burn Theatre. It was a fantastic success and sell out. A special thanks to the Robert Burns for donating the ticket money to our foodbank which […]

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In other News Christmas is upon us

A Christmas appeal was put out to all our referral agencies and local services. We were truly astonished from the response and just how much people have gone out of their way to collect for those over Christmas to receive their food parcels and Christmas hamper. The collections ranged from Christmas Jumper days held in […]

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Thank you Tesco & Dumfries Public

December has been by far the busiest month our foodbank has seen to date. The month kicked off by receiving the amazing donation from the Lions Club of Dumfries and its four-day collection at Tesco with a final weight of 681.20kg. Thank you so much. This then led into our own National 3-day neighborhood collection […]

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Robrt Burns Theatre

I Daniel Blake is the film that has been causing a stir by raising the awareness of the need for foodbanks and has  shocked the viewers of Dumfriesshire who viewed this at the Robert Burns Theatre. Jacquie Matheson, who works at the foodbank, gave a talk prior to one of the viewings and was amazed […]

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Thank you ‘Click Talk’

A special thank you to the ladies of the local knitting group known as Click Talk for their donations of beautiful knitted garments. These garments have all been sorted and put aside ready to go out into our Christmas Hampers for all foodbank clients to bring some Christmas love into their homes. Further thanks to […]

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Harvest Collection

Dumfriesshire foodbank was so happy with the response from our local schools, churches, businesses and the public when it came to the annual collection during the Harvest period. Information packs were sent out to try to help us collect as much food as we could to get us through to the winter. A special thanks […]

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