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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

The next foodbank collection will be on Sunday the 10th November.

 

The food bank require: 

We would love some donations of Tinned Fruit, Tinned Macaroni, Irish Stew and Chicken In White sauce .

PLEASE DO NOT DONATE PASTA, TINS OF BEANS or NAPPIES AT THIS TIME. 

 

Please see Ann`s emails below:

07/11/2019

Good evening, everyone,

 
What a miserable evening! Rain, rain, please go away........
 
Perhaps due to the weather, our cafe area was quieter yesterday. However, our warming soup, 
lovely home baking with tea/coffee were enjoyed by all who were there.
 
It is wonderful to see Christmas biscuits and gifts being donated already. Please try not to donate
Selection Boxes. We also are repeating our Christmas Day Lunch this year and everyone who attends will receive a gift from Santa. 
 
PLEASE DO NOT DONATE PASTA, TINS OF BEANS or NAPPIES AT THIS TIME. 
 
We would love some donations of Tinned Fruit, Tinned Macaroni, Irish Stew and Chicken In White
Sauce.
 
Please also consider vouchers/gift cards from The Bakery, Crunchy Carrot, Butchers, Coop or Asda.
 
As always, your help is so much appreciated.
 
Regards,
 
Anne

 

31/10/2019

Good morning everyone.

 
I don't know how to explain how excited and delighted we were to receive 435kg of food donations
yesterday. This was mainly due to donations from both Dunbar Primary School campuses, Lochend
and John Muir and Stenton Primary School. Thank you all so much! We had 12 crates and 30 bags of food
to weigh in and sort out. Grateful thanks to the volunteers who ploughed their way through that and made 
sure it was all put away safely. 
 
Our grateful thanks also go to our regular donors who keep us going all year long. 
 
Our cafe was a bit quieter yesterday, but those who were there enjoyed the soup, baking and chat. 
 
Please may I request some tinned vegetarian meals and sugar? In the run up to Christmas, we would also 
appreciate donations of gift vouchers from the Butcher's, The Bakery, Crunchy Carrot, Coop or Asda. 
 
Our continued appreciation for all you guys do for us. 
 
Regards,
 
Anne

Food bank - Items Required Sunday 8th September 2019

  

The food bank would welcome donations of:

COFFEE, JAM, tins of SPAGHETTI, TOILET ROLLS, tinned VEGETABLES (not peas) and SUGAR.

 

(Copy on Anns email dated 30th August)

Good morning, everyone.

 
Another busy day for us at Basics Bank, with quite a few of our volunteers not being around for various reasons. However, we all pulled together and made it through the day.
 
More referrals came in this week, so this need for the Food Bank is not going away. The relief on clients' faces when they realise that we can help them is so wonderful to see. One less thing for them to worry about.
 
We could do with donations of the following : - COFFEE, JAM, tins of SPAGHETTI, TOILET ROLLS, tinned VEGETABLES (not peas) and SUGAR.
 
Thanks so much for the wonderful donations of carrier bags. Keep them coming, though as we do use a lot of them.
 
Blessings to you all.
 
Anne

The next Foodbank Collection will be - Sunday 11th August.

They require:

  • Tinned vegetables
  • Dried rice 

  • Smaller tins of meat (Haggis)

  • Jam
  • Sugar

They are becoming short of bags, preferably bags for life. Please could you donate some - used or new.   You can have a weekly update via email by signing up as a Basics Bank Buddy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

PLEASE DO NOT DONATE BEANS, SOUP or PASTA at PRESENT.

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Copy of Anns Email sent Friday 2nd August

Good evening everyone. 

 
I hope this finds you all well. The holidays are about to come to an end, but we have Summer Club next week, the story of Jonah so the youngsters with be having "a whale of a time!!!!!" If you know of any children going into P2 - P7, there are still some spaces left. This means that Basics Bank will be later next week. (Pamela, please take note - if you hand in baking too early, it may get lost in summer club). 
 
Our stocks are quite healthy at the moment, but please consider donating jam, sugar, haggis and dried rice.
 
PLEASE DO NOT DONATE SOUP, BEANS OR PASTA AT PRESENT. 

Cafe continues to be a welcoming place for folks to meet. We are blessed to have volunteers who make soup and bake for us.
 
Regards to you all and continued thanks for all your support.
 
Anne

 

 

On the second Sunday of each month, Spott Parish Church donates food items to our local Food Bank which is organised within Dunbar Parish Church hall by Margaret Croft and Anne Creedican. Each month, Anne sends us a Food Band Buddy e-mail that gives us news about Food Bank matters and also suggests some items that would help replenish some deficiencies in their current stock items. 

 

Below is a copy of Anne's latest FB Buddy e-mail.

 

Good afternoon, everyone. The rain appears to have stopped and it is now not such a dreich day. Gosh, our weather

keeps us all guessing these days.....

 

We had a quieter day than we were expecting at Basics Bank yesterday. Some of our regular visitors were missing. However, it gives us a chance to do stock checks and have more time for those folks who are around.

 

We are continually grateful to all the volunteers who make soup for us and bake for us. One of regular visitors didn't

realise we had a rota to cover soup and baking. Where they thought it was coming from is anyone's guess, but it is so appreciated by all.

 

We were delighted to have an extra visitor yesterday and a new collection tub is on its way to Belhaven Parish Church.

That means that most of the local churches have a collection tub. Dunbar Parish Church, St Anne's, Our Lady of the Waves, Belhaven Parish Church and Spott Church. We are also supported well from Pencaitland Parish Church.

 

Certain items are still missing from our shelves.

 

WE NEED TINS OF CHILLI CON CARNE (is there a shortage right now?), TINNED HAM, TINNED FRUIT, CUSTARD AND RICE PUDDING.

 

PLEASE, NO MORE BEANS OR SOUP......

 

 We continue to value all your support. A tin in the bin, a prayer or a message to a friend. We need you all to help us continue with our support to those folks who are struggling right now. Our association with The Ridge continues to flourish and together, we can make a difference. Believe me, it is a great job you are all doing.

 

Blessings to you all,

 

Anne

 

Dear All,

Just a reminder that Food Bank donations will be received on Sunday 10th March 2019. My latest food bank-buddie e-mail from Anne Credican is below:-

 Good afternoon, everyone.

 
The good weather seems to have come back today, thankfully. Everyone is much happier when the sun is shining, even in February......
 
We have had yet another extremely busy week, giving out almost 4 times the amount we gathered in. Great busy cafe, just what we like to have.
 
IN GREAT NEED OF DONATIONS OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:- (GREEN FOR GO.....)
 
BISCUITS, DILUTING JUICE, COFFEE, TINNED MINCE, TINNED VEGETABLES, SUGAR.
 
WE DO NOT REQUIRE (RED FOR NO THANKS) :-
BAKED BEANS, TOILETRIES, CEREAL, SOUP.
 
Many thanks, yet again, for all your continued support.
 
Regards,
 
Anne

 

Our food bank donations will be gathered on Sunday 9th December. The latest "Food bank buddy e-mail" from Anne is as follows for information:-

Good afternoon, everyone.
 
As I type, the sun is shining and a beautiful rainbow has appeared in the sky. The rain recently has been relentless and I am sure we are all totally fed  up of trying to get washing dry and getting youngsters back and forth from school without getting soaked.
 
Yesterday, our café was busy as per usual. It is lovely to see so many folks come together to enjoy fellowship and chat. We are so blessed.
 
Our recent donations have been amazing. We have great support from local churches and individuals. We are extremely grateful for that continued and growing support. It means such a lot to know that people are becoming aware of us and what we do.
 
In the run-up to Christmas, we will become busier. We are again having a Community Lunch in the Parish Church Hall on Christmas Day following the success of last year. There will be a full Christmas Lunch, entertainment and a visit from Santa. It will be a great opportunity for folks who may well be on their own to have some company and enjoy the festivities.
 
At Christmas, we like to give out some "luxury" items, such as tins of salmon and ham. At present, we also require donations of Stock Cubes, Sugar and Marmalade. WE ALSO REQUEST DONATION OF VOUCHERS from CRUNCHY CARROT, BAKERY AND PETER WHITECROSS BUTCHERS.
WE DO NOT REQUIRE DONATIONS OF ADVENT CALENDARS, SELECTION BOXES, PASTA, NAPPIES, BEANS NOR SOUP.
 
We have a soup and baking rota if anyone would like to volunteer to be added on. It is not onerous, just once every 6/7 weeks to supply soup or baking for our café. Let me know as the new rota will be made up soon.
 
Our sincere thank for your continued support in giving and praying.
 
God bless you all.
 
Anne

Our food bank donations will be gathered on Sunday 7th October at our Harvest Thanksgiving Service. The latest "Food bank Buddy e-mail" from Anne is as follows for information:-

Good evening, everyone.

 
A very windy, but warm day today. However, we still had a buzz in the back hall within our cafe. Two kinds of soup and lovely home baking as per usual.
 
For a few weeks running, we were giving out more food than we were receiving in. However, with a quieter day today client wise, the opposite happened and our stocks are being given a chance to recover. We are also very grateful for donations from schools and churches Harvest Festivals. 
 
We could do with donations of the following items:-
TINS/PACKETS of CUSTARD, TINS OF CARROTS, DILUTING JUICE, DECAFFEINATED COFFEE, RICE MILK, RICE NOODLES, GLUTEN FREE PASTA AND GLUTEN FREE CEREAL.
 
WE DO NOT  REQUIRE DONATIONS OF - TOILETRIES, SOUP, BEANS!!!!!!!, BABY FOOD, NAPPIES, PET FOOD.
 
In the lead-up to Christmas, WE  DO NOT NEED LOADS OF SELECTION BOXES. 
 
Many, many thanks for your continued support in prayer and donations. It is much appreciated.
 
Regards to all,
 
Anne