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Glasgow Times Foodbank Campaign

Glasgow foodbank appeal Bank.On.Us

Christmas is – or rather, is supposed to be – a time of joy and celebration. Though, it can take a considerable financial toll, the  impact of which is felt most by those already struggling throughout the year.

Last December, upwards of 3600 people were forced to ask for emergency food parcels in Glasgow. Of this number, 1480 were children. This, already staggering, figure is sadly estimated to increase this year.

This Wednesday, 4th of December, the Glasgow Times has launched a foodbank appeal, in partnership with ourselves at Volunteer Glasgow. The aim of which is to make sure Glasgow’s foodbanks are well stocked over the festive period. To simplify the collection process, The Glasgow Times has included a paper bag with every copy of their newspaper today. The idea is that you can simply drop a few items into the bag and leave it with your local foodbank or at one of the collection points.

We appreciate anything you can give as it will make an immeasurable difference to those struggling to feed their families this Christmas.

How to Get Involved:

  • Give what you can, with or without the bags provided, to your local foodbank or drop off point.
  • Tell your friends, family and colleagues.
  • Use the hashtag ‘BankOnUs’ on Twitter and Facebook to spread the word!
  • Enquire with your local foodbank about volunteering (see map and contact details in today’s paper).

Helpful Items:

  • Toiletries e.g. deodorant, toilet paper, shower gel, shaving gel etc.
  • Household items e.g. laundry liquid detergent, laundry powder, washing up liquid etc.
  • Feminine products e.g. sanitary towels and tampons.
  • Baby supplies – nappies, baby wipes and baby food.
  • Non – perishable food items e.g. cereal, tinned items (soup, beans, vegetables), pasta, rice, dried lentils, tea/coffee, tinned fruit, biscuits, UHT milk

Drop off points: 

  • Volunteer Glasgow, Abbey House, 10 Bothwell Street
  • Herald and Times offices, 200 Renfield Street
  • The Wise Group, 72 Charlotte Street
  • The Forge Shopping Centre, 1221 Gallowgate
  • Glasgow City Chambers, 82 George Square

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