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Could you be our new development officer?

We are recruiting for a Development Officer (part time – 18-20 hours per week) £20,000 – £22,000 pro rata, fixed term post for 16 months. The successful candidate will have responsibility for both the commercial subsidiary and charitable activities of West Lothian Foodbank.  This post has responsibility for developing the sustainability of the Foodbank, as […]

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Spotlight – Linlithgow Distribution Centre

Each month we’ll be highlighting the work of one of our ten dedicated teams across West Lothian. First up is our Linlithgow team! Our Linlithgow Distribution Centre is in Cross House, St Michael’s Church at the foot Linlithgow Palace and is open on a Tuesday and Friday from 10- 12.30. The distribution centre could not […]

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New foodbank HQ

We have moved to new purpose-built premises at 5 Heron Square, Deans Industrial Estate, Livingston. The much-needed move saw our Head Office in Answer House, Whitburn and warehouse in Knightsridge East, relocate to the larger site which incorporates the warehouse with new office space. Our Whitburn distribution centre remains open at Whitburn Pentecostal Church. We’ve […]

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Foodbank use increases across West Lothian

2,196 emergency food packs supplied to feed 4,168 local people in last year, West Lothian Foodbank reveals Between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, 2,196 three-day emergency food packs were provided to feed 4,168 local people in crisis – a total of 2,776 adults and 1,392 children – compared to 4,021 people in the […]

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Clothes for kids campaign

At West Lothian Foodbank Charity Shop, we believe that no child should miss out. That’s why we’re gifting suits and dresses to local school children this prom and gala season. Charity shop manager Sharon Paterson said: “With people struggling to afford food living locally, it is important that we can continue to support local families […]

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WLFB Changes Charitable Status to SCIO

West Lothian Foodbank is undergoing a major change to our charitable status. We are separating our financial affairs from Whitburn Pentecostal Church and becoming a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) in our own right. There will be no change to our services as a result of this change but behind the scenes we will be […]

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Charity Bag Collections coming to your doorstep

We get a lot of people asking about these clothing collection bags that have been coming through your mailboxes. These are genuine! Please support the food bank by using them. The clothes are collected by a local family run business and taken to a warehouse in Livingston. They are then sorted and suitable clothes are […]

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40 for 40 Lent Challenge

We would like to encourage you to take part in our #40for40 Challenge in the run-up to Easter.  West Lothian Foodbank manager Kathleen Neilly said: “With people struggling to afford food living locally, it is important that we can continue to support families in crisis throughout the Easter period.  “That’s why we provide nutritionally balanced […]

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Volunteer Bonnie raises over £1000!

Volunteer Bonnie raised over £1000 by running a 5k race, here’s her story: The stories Kathleen told me really touched a nerve. No-one should ever have to go without a basic thing such as food, school uniform or a little present for their child at Christmas so I really do applaud the work you all […]

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Whitburn Distribution centre and HQ have moved

We have moved premises in Whitburn to two new sites. Our Whitburn Distribution Centre has moved to: Whitburn Pentecostal Church Reveston Lane Whitburn West Lothian EH47 8HJ There has all been a change to Opening Hours: Monday 1:30-3:30 Wednesday 1:30-3:30 Friday 1:30-4:30 Also our Admin Offices have moved to: Answer House Reveston Lane Whitburn West Lothian EH47 8HJ […]

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