LOVE Gorgie Farm operates a foodbank to help those in our community who are in the most vulnerable positions. We give out hundreds of parcels to vulnerable people and families in Edinburgh, East Lothian and West Lothian every month.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak struck, we have also been linking up with other organisations in Edinburgh who are doing similar work so we can maximise the support going out to people without them having to claim from multiple places.
Find out how to get help from our foodbank by getting in touch!
WHAT ARE OUR PARCELS MADE OF?
These parcels contain a variety of fresh, frozen, dried and tinned produce, as well as some hygiene products and toiletries. The majority of parcels have gone out to those with families, so we have tried to include little treats for the kids too!
WHO CAN RECEIVE PARCELS?
We have no criteria and require no proof of income; all you need to do is ask and you can claim as many times as they like. We want this service to be as open for people as possible!
So far, many friends, neighbours, family members of support workers have been claiming them on behalf of people they know or work with, showing the value of community coming together.
WHEN AND HOW DO WE DELIVER THEM?
In around 90% of instances, packages are delivered with 24 hours of them being requested.
The vast majority have gone out with volunteer delivery drivers – people working from home or on furlough who want to volunteer their time to help us help others – and we cannot thank them enough!
WHERE DO WE GET OUR STOCK FROM?
The majority of our stock has come from donations.