How do I donate to the food bank Glasgow?
Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support….What do we need?
|Location of food donation point||Opening hours||Comments|
|Blawarthill Parish Church, Kinstone Avenue, Scotstoun, G14 0EB (FOODBANK CENTRE)||Tuesday & Friday 11.30-2pm and Sundays 12.15-1.15pm||Kinstone Avenue entrance|
How do I get a food parcel in Glasgow?
For information on vouchers and how to get a parcel, call 141 221 0169. Missionaries of Charity has tinned goods and referrals. A voucher is needed to use the service. To get a referral, families in poverty can call upon their local council or CAB office.
Who qualifies for food banks?
1. Who are food banks for? At a fundamental level, food banks are there for anyone in the community who needs them. Often, food bank users are unemployed or unable to work due to a physical or mental disability.
How can I help my local food bank?
Ways to donate food
- Directly to your local food bank – find your nearest one here.
- At collection points in supermarkets across the country.
- By hosting a collection at your school, church or business for your local food bank.
Can you donate food to Tesco?
Tesco is installing more Than 250 new food donation points across the UK so that customers can now donate to Foodbanks in the Trussell Trust’s network or those groups supported by FareShare at all of its Superstores and Tesco Extra stores throughout the country.
How many food banks are there in Glasgow?
It currently has 109 entries (as of September 2019), which can be filtered by date or type, and there may be more informal food aid going on in the city.
How can I get free food in Scotland?
To find a food bank, you can:
- check online to see if there are any local food banks you can go to and if they will need you to have a referral voucher or not.
- contact a Citizens Advice Bureau – they can help you find a local food bank and can also support you to get other help.
How do I qualify for food bank UK?
To get access to a food bank, you need a food bank voucher from a professional or organisation working with the foodbank. This might be a health or social care worker (GP, nurses, social worker etc.) or local charity such as Citizens Advice.
Do you pay at a food bank?
Food banks provide free, nutritionally balanced, tinned, and dried food to those who need it. This might include people who have been hit by an unexpected financial crisis, such as redundancy, unexpected bills, or the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
How many times can you use a food bank?
How many times can I visit a food bank? You can normally get up to four food bank vouchers issued, as it’s meant to be a short-term solution. Some food banks will be flexible and may be able to provide more.
What items do food banks need most?
Specifically, food banks often need items like:
- Peanut butter.
- Canned soup.
- Canned fruit.
- Canned vegetables.
- Canned stew.
- Canned fish.
- Canned beans.
- Pasta (most prefer whole grain)
What can you not donate to a food bank?
- Toiletries – deodorant, toilet paper, shower gel, shaving gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, tooth paste, hand wipes.
- Household items – laundry liquid detergent, laundry powder, washing up liquid.
- Feminine products – sanitary towels and tampons.
- Baby supplies – nappies, baby wipes and baby food.