Dundee & Angus Foodbank

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Dundee & Angus foodbank operates on donations of IN-DATE food. We have to regularly purchase large amounts of food due to the large numbers of people requesting food parcels, currently approx. 16,000 per year, one third of whom are children.
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PLEASE BE AWARE when making a donation using our JustGiving site, once you have entered your card details JustGiving have placed a request for a Tip (JustGiving won't be charging a platform fee to the charity. Adding a small tip on top of your donation means we can continue to help more people.)

JustGiving will have automatically added their Tip to the amount you asked to donate to Dundee and Angus Foodbank and the only way to remove this tip from your final bill is to click on “Enter custom amount” and delete the amount shown or at the final checkout click on Edit beside the Donation amount. Do not use the slider as it does not go back to zero.

This Tip is placed without the consent of or foreknowledge of Dundee and Angus Foodbank. We do not deny the right of JustGiving to ask for a contribution BUT this should be voluntary and not automatically added and in such a way that you have to search around how to remove it. A simple would you like to add a TIP YES or NO is sufficient. If yes it takes the donor to the screen where they can add the amount they wish.

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Dundee & Angus foodbank operates on donations of IN-DATE food. However we have to regularly purchase large amounts of food to make up the shortfalls in donations due to the large numbers of people requesting food parcels, currently approx. 16,000 per year, one third of whom are children.

We also run 2 vans to distribute the food round our 2 distribution centres in Angus, 1 distribution centre in Dundee and make deliveries to housebound. Food donated in your area will be used to feed people in your area.

Dundee Foodbank was started in 2004 by Ewan Gurr who became aware of the desperate need to help people in crisis in Dundee. In 2010 Dundee Foodbank joined the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network continuing to expand the work they were doing in helping people with emergency food.

In 2012, having heard of the difficulties experienced by people in Angus, Strathmore Christian Fellowship launched Angus Foodbank as part of the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network. Every day, people go hungry for reasons ranging from unemployment, redundancy, receiving an unexpected bill on a low income, benefit delays or even unexpected illness.

Having discovered how bad the situation was Strathmore Christian Fellowship decided that they needed to act on Jesus words in Matthew 25:35-36 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.

We provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis. Rising costs of food and fuel combined with static income, high unemployment and changes to benefits are causing more and more people to come to foodbanks for help. Dundee & Angus Foodbank partners with churches, statutory services and communities throughout the whole of Dundee and Angus to help and support people in need.

Please donate to support our cause. All food given out is donated by schools, churches, businesses, individuals, or through supermarket collections. These collections engage the public at supermarkets where they are met by volunteers who offer shoppers a foodbank shopping list and ask them to buy an extra item with their shop. At the warehouse, food is sorted by volunteers according to type and best before date, and then taken to foodbank centres, where it is made up into food parcels for clients. Food donated in your area is used to feed people in your area.

Care professionals such as social workers, Citizens Advice Bureau staff, welfare officers, health visitors, Job Centres amongst others, identify people in crisis and refer them to the foodbank. Clients attend a foodbank centre where they receive a warm welcome, compassion and three days supply of emergency food.

About the charity

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. Your support helps us to support the communities of Dundee & Angus. Thank you.

Donation summary

Total raised
£104,662.22
+ £15,174.94 Gift Aid
Online donations
£104,662.22
Offline donations
£0.00
Direct donations
£97,700.49
Donations via fundraisers
£6,961.73

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