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Food Banks Open Monday 19 September

Edinburgh Food Project have taken the decision to keep our foodbank centres open on Monday 19th, the day of Her Majesty the Queen’s funeral. However, our warehouse and office will be closed for the day. You can view the foodbank opening times here.

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TRUSSELL TRUST Everyone should be able to afford the essentials we all need to live on. And we know you’re working tirelessly to support people in your local communities facing impossible decisions as the cost of living continues to soar and bite hard. This isn’t right. If we are going to work together towards our …

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Mental Health and Wellbeing project coming to an end. Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Project comes to an end on 31 March 2022.  We would like to thank our funder, the Scottish Government for their patience and support throughout the pandemic.  We would also like to thank our partners,  One Parent Families Scotland, Health in …

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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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