Edinburgh SW Foodbank and Edinburgh Gorgie | The Salvation Army would like to thank Turcan Connell and all the other organisations and individuals who continue to support the Edinburgh SW Foodbank. During the Christmas appeal, 438 adults and 389 children received Christmas food parcels which were in addition to the normal foodbank distributions, with Edinburgh Gorgie | The Salvation Army also running a toy appeal which saw over 600 children receiving toys this Christmas. These figures are extremely disturbing especially when you note that the foodbank fed over 2,200 people since April 2015 which is up by 500 on last year, and they still have some way to go before final figures in April.
Despite the media advising that the economic situation is improving, the experience within the foodbank suggests that this is far from correct. More and more people are coming through the doors requesting help, with the majority of people receiving food parcels being working families on low incomes. Edinburgh SW Foodbank is well placed to provide the additional help and advice that food poverty creates through Edinburgh Gorgie | The Salvation Army. Services such as debt advice, benefit advice etc. can be provided if required.
Whatever the reason for someone coming through the foodbank doors, it is there to help and couldn’t do it without the continued support of individuals and organisations in the local community, wishing to help someone up out of food poverty. Thank you.