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1st Brechin Beaver Scouts

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On Wednesday 19th April Norman Brown, Angus foodbank manager, was invited to give a talk to the Beavers of the 1st Brechin  Scout Group.  The Beavers had been beavering away collecting food for the foodbank to distribute to people in crisis in the local community.  This was undertaken as part of the work they had […]

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A HUGE THANK YOU

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Angus foodbank would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has donated food and finance to our foodbank over the last year.  The people of Angus have been so amazing in helping support their neighbours throughout the region.  In 2016 we received donations of 28,345 kg of food, which is a staggering amount […]

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Brechin Community Fire Station

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It is with great thanks that Malcolm Brown accepted the very generous donation of food from the Fire Fighters based at Brechin Community Fire Station. For the second year running, fire-fighters from the station decided to donate food and toiletries to Angus foodbank instead of sending Christmas Cards. Pictured is Malcolm Brown of Angus Foodbank accepting the donation […]

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Alf Retires and Norman takes up the reins

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On Sunday 23rd October 2016 much of the service was dedicated to the work of Angus foodbank and in particular to saying goodbye to Alf and Irene Collington who are moving to the borders to work with Teen Challenge.  Alf, who had been the full time manager for the foodbank since May 2014, and Irene […]

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Rory’s Birthday Present

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Most of us when we have a birthday take great pleasure in receiving gifts from all our friends and relatives.  However when Rory Stevenson of Forfar turned four, instead of wanting gifts for himself he asked his mum Millie if he could help the poor people who didn’t have enough food to eat.  Millie had […]

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Tattie Champions

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In September 2016 Alf Collington gave a talk about the work of Angus foodbank to the pupils at Muirfield Primary School, Arbroath.  Sisters Lily and Annabel, and friend Ellie were so moved by the stories of the people that are helped by the foodbank that they decided they wanted to help as well.   Without further ado […]

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Glamis Primary School – Harvest Support

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A huge thanks to the pupils, parents and staff of Glamis Primary School who collected 72kg of non-perishable food for Angus foodbank.  This is equivalent to 7 single person food parcels of 3 days worth of food. Malcolm Brown was asked to speak to the children about the work of the foodbank and was delighted with their […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

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With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

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David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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