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The Foodbank requires donations of Fray Bentos Pies, tinned haggis, tinned mince, tinned ham, jars of curry sauce and shower gel.

 
PLEASE DO NOT DONATE PASTA, CEREAL OR BEANS AT PRESENT.
 
Many thanks for all your continued support.

Please see Ann`s email below. 04/06/2020

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Good evening, everyone,

 
It is with a very heavy heart that I give you the sad news that Gail Stevenson, our minister, Gordon's wife lost her fight with cancer yesterday. Please pray for Gordon, the children, her father and sister and the extended family.
 
Foodbank continues to be busy with still new referrals every week.
 
We need donations of Fray Bentos Pies, tinned haggis, tinned mince, tinned ham, jars of curry sauce and shower gel.
 
PLEASE DO NOT DONATE PASTA, CEREAL OR BEANS AT PRESENT.
 
Many thanks for all your continued support.
 
Blessings to you all.
 
Anne

Foodbank request. The foodbank are desperate need of size 6 nappies or Pull-Ups.

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Ann`s email 9th May 2020

Hi everyone,


We are in desperate need of size 6 nappies or Pull-Ups.

Please help if you can. Bins in Asda and Big Coop or I will be at the Parish Church Hall on Monday (11th May) from 10.30 until 11.30.

Many thanks

Regards,

Anne

Rev Fred Harrison

Members will be interested to learn that Rev Fred Harrison is currently covering for Rev Gordon Stevenson, Dunbar Parish Church (DPC), during a spell of leave.

The following article on Fred’s walking challenge with proceeds going to Dunbar Basics Foodbank was posted on the DPC website: www.dunbarparishchurch.org/

“Our assistant minister's walking challenge How did it all start? It all started when he (Fred) found himself walking round his garden, on the first day of social isolation. He discovered 50 laps of his garden was equivalent to a mile. The challenge became to walk a marathon before Easter (in his own back garden?). A short time later the first person had pledged money that will go to the Dunbar Basics Bank. Latest update: Rev Fred has only 560 laps to go. Not bad! If you would like to pledge money, please contact Fred or go onto his Just Giving page

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Corvid-19-marathon-walk?utm_term=ARBxDWgJV

Thanks again to all my supporters and well-wishers. Lets all keep up the good work and keep safe.”

While Spott Church is closed due to the corona virus lockdown, donations to the foodbank can continue to be dropped off in donation drums at the following locations: -

ASDA Supermarket, Spott Road, Dunbar, EH42 1LE

Co-operative Superstore, Countess Crescent, Dunbar, EH42 1DX

Or, you may care to drop off donations at the Foodbank in Dunbar Parish Church Hall, off the High Street, on Fridays between 10.15 am and 13.15 pm.

If you would like to be kept up to date with Basics Bank news and also receive a weekly updated shopping list, which takes into account current stock levels, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Food bank Collection - Sunday 8th March

 

The next collection for the food bank will be held on Sunday 8th March. 

 

Ann requires all foods etc except the following:

DO NOT NEED AT PRESENT.

No donations of soup, beans, pasta required at present. 

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Anns Email 04/03/2020

Good evening, everyone,


What a busy day we had today! Loads of donations from a lot of our regular donators kept us busy sorting and arranging the stock. We are having a massive overhaul of how we keep on top of our storage, so our volunteers are putting in a lot of hard work and time to get everything easier to control.

Every client is receiving a lovely gift bag which we received from Belhaven Messy Church and they are much appreciated. The children at Messy Church enjoyed making them up and we love to give them out with their messages from the children on them.

We are busy working on our annual report and I shall share some more information from that next wee.

It is easier to say this week what we DO NOT NEED AT PRESENT.

No donations of soup, beans, pasta required at present. 

I thank you once more for your continued support.  

Today was a lovely day, weather-wise, and I think everyone felt uplifted by seeing the sun and no wind. Spring has maybe sprung at last.......

Regards,

Anne

Food Bank collection 09.02/2020. The basics food bank would welcome donations of:

TINNED VEGETABLES, BUT MOSTLY CARROTS AND PEAS,
TINNED MACARONI
CURRY SAUCES
TINNED MEAT, BUT NOT HAM OR CORNED BEEF
TOILET ROLLS
LENTILS
COFFEE

 

Please see Ann`s email below 05/02/2020

Good evening, everyone,

 
Can you believe that we are about to celebrate 6 years of Basics Bank? I have a feeling that we will be going for quite a few years yet!
 
Our cafe was busy at times today. Our clients all seemed to arrive at once, so we had three teams making up bags for them. We are also busy sorting out our storage problems, but the future looks bright. We wait in hope......
 
Our stocks are in good shape, for the most part, but WE REALLY NEED DONATIONS OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:-
 
TINNED VEGETABLES, BUT MOSTLY CARROTS AND PEAS,
TINNED MACARONI
CURRY SAUCES
TINNED MEAT, BUT NOT HAM OR CORNED BEEF
TOILET ROLLS
LENTILS
COFFEE
 
Thank you immensely for your continued support through donations, volunteering to bake, make soup and prayers.
 
Regards,
 
Anne
 
P.S. If you are one of our prayer warriors, please include our storage problems in your prayers. Thank you

You can leave any donations in the church any day before the service or hand to an elder on the day or place them in front of the communion table before/after the service.  Thank you very much.

Basics Bank will resume on Wednesday 8 January 2020.

 

Items Required: Tinned Vegtables

PLEASE DO NOT DONATE CEREAL, SOUP, BAKED BEANS, PASTA, TEA OR MILK AT PRESENT.

Please see Ann`s email. 8th January 2020

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Good evening everyone,

A busy first day back for us all with new clients along with existing clients and friends creating a lovely atmosphere in the cafe. 

 

Our donations over the last few weeks have been amazing! We cannot thank you enough for all your support. All the churches, schools, after school club, individuals too many to mention, businesses et al have surpassed all our expectations. We have so much to sort out, but that is a healthy position to be in. 

 

We always need to replenish our tins of vegetables. PLEASE DO NOT DONATE CEREAL, SOUP, BAKED BEANS, PASTA, TEA OR MILK AT PRESENT.

 

As we move into 2020, please continue to support those in our community who are in need of our help through no fault of their own. Prayers are so much appreciated.

 

Blessings to you all,

 

Anne

Food bank The next collection will be Sunday 8th December

 

Required items:- JAM, TOILET ROLL, WASHING POWDER/GEL/TABLETS, HAM, TINNED VEGETABLES, MINCE, CHICKEN (NOT IN A SAUCE) and WHITE PASTA SAUCE ( as you would use for Lasagne).
 
PLEASE, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT NEED PASTA, BAKED BEANS, SOUP, CEREAL or NAPPIES.

 

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Please see Anns email 22nd November 2019

Good morning, everyone.

 
I apologise for running late with this update. I was so unwell yesterday, I didn't achieve anything. I am beginning to feel better this morning and I hope those of you who need this information for your churches still have time to include it.
 
The build up to Christmas is beginning to affect many families in our town. However, it is a hard time for so many more folks than we know about. All these adverts on tv for toys and the "must have" games are putting so much pressure on every family. Not one of these items are cheap....... There is a saying about giving only 4 presents - "something you want, something you need, something to wear and something to read". However, we all know that lots of parents feel more pressure than that.
 
Our requests this week are for:- JAM, TOILET ROLL, WASHING POWDER/GEL/TABLETS, HAM, TINNED VEGETABLES, MINCE, CHICKEN (NOT IN A SAUCE) and WHITE PASTA SAUCE ( as you would use for Lasagne).
 
PLEASE, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT NEED PASTA, BAKED BEANS, SOUP, CEREAL or NAPPIES.
 
Thank you all for your continued support.
 
Regards to all,
 
Anne