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Ladies Fundraising Lunch

We would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to Jacqui Matheson who on the first of November hosted a very successful ladies fundraising lunch at Casa Mia in Dumfries. The event was well attended and an amazing 114.95 Kg of food was donated to the Dumfriesshire foodbank. Alongside the Dumfriesshire […]

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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

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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July Neighbourhood Collection 2015

Local News The Beginning of July 2015 saw the first Dumfriesshire foodbank neighbourhood collection at Tesco Extra Cuckoo Bridge. Thanks to the kind food donations from Tesco Customers we collected 1350.3 kg of non-perishable food items over a 3-day period, with Tesco adding an extra 30% to all customer donations. These donations will allow us to provide 4179 […]

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Official Launch

Apex Dumfries officially opened its doors to the new Dumfriesshire foodbank on 24th July 2015. The launch was well attended by local churches, referral agencies, press, Trussel Trust and Tescos Extra staff. The day consisted of talks and presentations by Ewan Gurr, Scottish Network Manger for Trussel Trust. Fiona Dalgleish, Apex Dumfries Centre Co-ordinator and […]

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Trussell Trust foodbanks gave out over one million three day emergency food supplies to UK people in crisis in 2014/15.

Benefit delays, low income and benefit changes are the primary reasons why people are currently being referred to foodbanks for emergency food. About Our Statistics The Trussell Trust statistics are a measure of volume – they show the number of people to whom The Trussell Trust foodbanks have given three days’ emergency food. These are […]

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