Foodbank Donations Required - donation tubs are in Asda, McColls, and both Coop stores.
(Letter from Anne 01/01/2021)
Happy New Year to one and all.
Finally, we can say goodbye to 2020 which has been a challenging year, to say the least. Families have been devastated by loss. Loss of family, friends, jobs, income, freedom to go out, come and go as we please. Loneliness
has become a major concern, especially for older folks having to shield and not seeing anyone for weeks, months on end. Lots of people are being affected by mental health problems due to uncertainty of what the future may hold.
However, there have been some positives. We have learned just how much we take for granted; freedoms, friends, contacts to name but a few. Physical contact of a handshake, a pat on the back, a cuddle - all are not allowed at present. Zoom and Facetime are not the same, but we should be glad we have these facilities to help keep us in touch.
At Foodbank, the Core Team have been operating on different days to keep us all safe. We have been so fortunate to have built up a team of volunteers to help with weighing, sorting, packing and delivering for our clients. We are deeply indebted to them all as we could never have done it on our own. Grateful thanks and appreciation goes to them all.
We are also immensely grateful for the response of our wonderful community of Dunbar and the surrounding area. Our stocks have been kept healthy and whenever we have requested items, they have appeared in our bins. Our thanks to Asda, both Coops, McColls and our local churches who have helped collect these donations.
Christmas Day ran smoothly due to careful planning. 120 lunches and gifts were packed up and then distributed by another team of drivers. Everyone who helped out felt a great sense of pride at being part of such a wonderful gesture on Christmas Day. Foodbank, The Ridge and Dunbar Rotary came together and made Christmas more special for a lot of people around town.
Our thanks to each and every one of you for your donations, thoughts and prayers. We bless you all for your support and pray it will continue as we move forward into 2021.
Please know just how much a difference just even one tin in a bin can make.
Blessings to you all.
Foodbank Donations Required - Donation tubs are in Asda, McColls, and both Coop stores.
Donations of the following items:
TINNED MACARONI, TINNED SPAGHETTI, STOCK CUBES, LENTILS/PULSES, CEREAL, SIZE 5 NAPPIES AND BABY WIPES.
Donation tubs are in Asda, McColls, and both Coop stores.
Please see Ann`s email 16/10/2020
Good afternoon, everyone.
Sorry, it has been a while since my last update. We are eternally grateful for all your continued support.
Client numbers are once again on the increase, just as we thought they would be. We are pleased to be able to offer our clients the support they need. We are missing the Wednesday cafe and our regulars who enjoyed fellowship with us and the friends they met every week. No end in sight at present, though.
We are in need of donations of the following items: TINNED MACARONI, TINNED SPAGHETTI, STOCK CUBES, LENTILS/PULSES, CEREAL, SIZE 5 NAPPIES AND BABY WIPES. Our donation tubs are in Asda, McColls, and both Coop stores.
We have been offered textiles, clothes etc but unfortunately, we are not able to accept these. Please pass this information onto others who may wish to help in this way.
As a Core Team, we hold a Zoom meeting each week to keep ourselves up to date with everyone and how things are going. Your continued prayers are much appreciated.
Many, many thanks to you all. Dunbar is a very caring community and we do know that without your generosity, we would not be able to do what we do.
Regards to you all.
The Foodbank requires donations of Fray Bentos Pies, tinned haggis, tinned mince, tinned ham, jars of curry sauce and shower gel.
Please see Ann`s email below. 04/06/2020
Good evening, everyone,
Foodbank request. The foodbank are desperate need of size 6 nappies or Pull-Ups.
Ann`s email 9th May 2020
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
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.
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:
Anns Email 04/03/2020
Good evening, everyone,
Food Bank collection 09.02/2020. The basics food bank would welcome donations of:
Please see Ann`s email below 05/02/2020
Good evening, everyone,
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