Glasgow foodbanks hand out parcels every six minutes
The foodbanks in Glasgow include Whiteinch, Storehouse Food Bank, Queen’s Park and Govanhill, Lodging House Mission, Central and West Integration Network, Crookston Community, Drumchapel, two venues in Govan and Glasgow City Mission. The benefits system is pushing thousands of people in the city to food banks. Nasreen Ali, of Crookston Community Foodbank, said Universal Credit, benefit sanctions and low part part time work is leaving people with not enough to live on. She sai
Help others help themselves.
Another mouth watering dish from the Cook n Dine class. Our cooking teacher, Sahjida. Has showed the girls how to make "Chicken stir fry". Having a takeaway can be easy as just "one click of the button". But that convenience can come at a high caloric cost. One simple — and usually less expensive — way to block those extra calories from heading for your waistline? Cook at home. Science backs it up, too: A 2014 study published in the journal "Public Health Nutrition" found tha
Donation shows Appreciation.
St. Monica's strikes Crookston Community Group again with their donations! We would like to take this time to thank St. Monica's for all their help and effort that they put in to help us. Big or even small donations can make such a difference in someones life.
There is clarity in charity.
Busy busy day for FoodShare volunteers at the Crookston Community Group. More families and people coming to take their share to help them out. If you would like to come to our charity and donate please come down. Address - 56 Beltrees road, Crookston. Tele - 0141 882 4333 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Every year 380,000 tonnes of food and drink are thrown away which didn’t have to be – this costs the Scottish public over £1 billion every year. Top five avoidable foods we waste; Fr
Together we can make a difference
A testimony that we do help as many people as possible even in the G45 postcode. One of our volunteers kindly dropped this . This was emergency food assistance. This is from one of our partners who does amazing work in the greater pollok community Thanks Crookston community group for the assistance. She got the food parcel. thanks very much for organising that! Iv been phoning around since last night to try and find out what people in other areas i can contact in an emergency
The Effects Of Welfare Cuts
The cut's that have been made to welfare have a dramatic affect on the most vulnerable members of our communities. Because of this a various other contributing factors we have seen a dramatic increase in people using our services. The provision of food parcels and food aid has grown significantly in Scotland and the rest of the UK in the last eight years. In 2009, there was one foodbank operating in Scotland. By April 2017, this had increased to 52, with 119 centres - some op
Do your part with a caring heart
Another hard working day at the Foodshare. Well done ladies for the amazing effort you have put into today. Proportions of wasted food & drink (‘edible parts’) by food group: • Fresh vegetables & salad – 28% • Drinks – 15% • Bakery – 11% • Meals – 9% • Dairy & eggs – 9% • Fresh fruit – 6% • Meat & fish – 6% [The remaining 16% is made up of other foods such as sauces, pasta, rice, cakes & desserts, oils & fats and confectionery] Top 10 most wasted food & drink items in UK home
Show you care, give a share
Greggs in Paisley road west has given us these delicious pastries, sandwich's and treats. Greggs have been helping us out for a while now and CCG would like to thank them for their contribution towards our charity. Supermarkets throw away 43 billion pounds of food every year, according to the most recent study. Many stores are now committed to doing better, but grocery store food waste is still a massive problem.
Feed the world you want to live in
Thank you to Wilfred and his wife for giving out meals to his local people who he has identified to be struggling to access food. And we like to welcome him and his wife to the CCG family. The cost per household is between £400 and £1000 per year. There are 3 types of food waste thrown out: 60% is Avoidable food waste - Plate scrapings, leftovers, gone off fruit and veg and passed its date perishables. 20 % is Potentially Avoidable food waste – things like bread crusts, potat
Your contribution can help a solution!
John Oneal and Stewart Shaw from "Bread Over Bombs" came to visit us. These two lovely gentlemen gave a huge generous donation of £150. The CCG family are all so grateful and would like to Thank You! Bread Over Bombs is a music based community organization that works together to solve hunger by supporting local food banks through music sales, merchandise and events. There has been nearly a 700% increase in UK food banks which have risen from 56 in 2010 to 445 in 2015. - The I