Today we had a visit from 2 pleasant women from Greggs. they came to do an inspection of our premises. They were impressed and told us that everything was good. It looks like we have some much appreciated new partners. A massive thank you to them.
Young people from the GIVE youth volunteering programme are holding their annual donation drive for the Helensburgh and Lomond Foodbank on July 27 and will be out and about in the town between 10am and 3pm encouraging shoppers to buy items which can be added to the food bank's stock. Donations of non-perishable items such as UHT milk, sugar, tea, coffee, cooking sauces, pasta, rice, baby food and tins of fruit and veg are particularly useful. The HQ for the donation day is He
Half of the children needing help from food banks last summer were in primary school and more than a quarter were under the age of five. 47% of the children receiving supplies from food banks were aged 5-11, while 27% were under five and a fifth were aged 12-16. Samantha Stapley, operations manager for England at the Trussell Trust, said the statistics highlighted “just how close to crisis many families are”. She added: “As a nation, we also must address the reasons why famil
Summer is here and with it comes problems for many low income families trying to feed their children during the school holidays. With over 2,000 kids expected to receive food parcels from food banks across Glasgow a new programme aims to help families learn more about home cooking and the benefits of preparing meals with fresh produce on a budget. Councillor Chris Cunningham, the convener of education, skills and early years, said: “School holidays are a joy for children but
Sainsbury's supermarket is launching a new “smart” label on packets of its own-brand ham in a bid to reduce waste by telling consumers how fresh it is. British households throw away 1.9 million slices of ham a day – equivalent to 32,500kg – at a cost of more than £170m a year. The new label changes colour from yellow to purple the longer the pack has been open. Sainsbury’s says it hopes this will reduce the amount of perfectly good ham being thrown away. And would be extended
A couple of newly weds have became inspiration for many as they served out of date food at their wedding. They teamed up with a waste food charity to help show how out of date food is perfectly good. This helps to highlight the food wastage and the effect it has on the environment and hunger. And the cherry on top of the wedding cake, the wedding gifts were all donations to charity and the left over food from the wedding went to a local homeless shelter. #foodrecycling #donat
Rather than feel powerless by the doom and gloom of hidden hunger, here’s 23 ways in which YOU can make a difference and alleviate the problem, through compassion, collective pressure, community action and sharing. #hunger #foodrecycling #community
Today we picked up toys from Little gem nursery who kindly donated to the needy people of Glasgow. Crookston Community Group would like to say a massive thank you to Little gem nursery for your kind donation.
Crookston Community Group would like to say a huge thank you to Newton Mearns nursery who contacted us to collect food donated by the children for the food bank. What an amazing amount of food collected and a valued lesson teaching the young children about food poverty and the importance of helping the poor.