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SCRAP THE CAP CAMPAIGN

In Scotland, a total of 3,320 Scottish households were capped by the benefit cap as of May 2019. Mirroring the rest of the UK, the cap disproportionately affects families with children in Scotland. Based on the most recent data, covering May 2019, of the 2,730 households whose Housing Benefit has been capped, two thirds(1,820) were …

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Christmas Opening Times / COVID UPDATE

Our foodbanks are open throughout the Christmas and New Year period. The opening times and locations can be found here: https://edinburghfoodproject.org/locations/Please remember that the Tollcross foodbank is now closed. You should not send your clients to Tollcross.The warehouse and office will close at 4:00pm, 22 December 2021 and will re-open on 5 January 2022 at …

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Christmas Appeal 2021

2021 has proved to be another difficult year for families finding themselves in food poverty, through no fault of their own.  COVID19 continued to impact on people in poverty most of all. In October, the £20 uplift to Universal Credit was removed and the financial support to people furloughed ended. Energy prices have also increased …

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Virgin Money Giving Closure

You may have received an email or seen an announcement on social media that Virgin Money will close their charity giving platform, Virgin Money Giving, on 30th November 2021. We have used Virgin Money Giving since we opened in 2012 as our main platform for people to donate monthly, provide one-off donations and organise fundraising …

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We are RECRUITING!

Benefits / Debt Adviser Edinburgh Food Project was established with the aim of reducing the effects of food poverty in Edinburgh by providing emergency food parcels to those in the community most in need. Over the last three years, we have been transitioning our 8 foodbank centres into “More than Food” hubs to allow our …

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All Foodbanks OPEN (w/c 28/6/2021)

We are now in a position to have all of our foodbank centres open: BroughtonGrassmarketPrestonfieldTollcrossSouth QueensferryPiltonCraigmillarClermiston Please note some of our foodbank centres have changed premises, please visit the locations page for up to date opening times and addresses. The final date for food deliveries will be Friday 25th June. (last referral 16:00 on Thursday …

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