On January 8th, 4 team members swapped their office for a warehouse to help out at Edinburgh Food Project for the day.
The team were volunteering by dating and sorting food stock within the warehouse for EFP to then ship out to its various foodbanks across the whole of Edinburgh.
As part of the day, the team learned more about the valuable work Edinburgh Food Project do and have since proven keen to volunteer again and donate throughout the year.
Key Facts Learned:
- The majority of the population are 2 pay checks away from having to use a food bank
- The food bank serves a wide range of people from families, children, people in full time employment, to elderly people
- They also provide toiletries and essentials to help people get on their feet
- There are different types of food vouchers depending on the recipient’s requirements
- Most needed products are often those we don’t think about such as disposable razors, cold meats and tinned fruit (you can find out what donations are critical on their website: https://edinburghnw.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/ )
“I think the service and work that Edinburgh Food Project provide is vital, and we can all play a small part to make a big difference. Having previously been in tight situations, I can easily see that those who don’t have support from their family and friends will require help from their community and EFP. I hope to volunteer with EFP again and will be keeping an eye on their website to help with their most needed donations.” – Carys Brookes, Project Manager at Dukosi
For more information:
- Website http://www.edinburghnw.foodbank.org.uk/
- Edinburgh Food Banks https://edinburghnw.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/
- Twitter @EdinFoodProject
- Donation drop offs https://edinburghnw.foodbank.org.uk/locations/
You can also donate £5 by texting MEAL33 £5 to 70070