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Clothing bag collection ends in West Lothian

Please note that we are no longer operating the clothing bag collection service. From Saturday 29 September 2018 donations will no longer be collected so please do not leave the bags out on the street. If you are still able to donate clothing, we would gratefully receive items direct at the Foodbank Charity Shop in […]

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Harvest appeal

Could your school help us feed local families facing crisis this winter? Between October – December 2017 we received more than five tonnes from over 40 schools across West Lothian during our harvest appeal. This was an incredible effort and we’d like to say a massive thank you once again to all the schools involved. […]

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Foodbank referrals on the rise

Between 1st July 2018 and 20th August 2018, a total of 381 referrals were made to West Lothian Foodbank – a total of 475 adults and 242 children – compared to 292 referrals over the same period in the previous year when 360 adults and 166 children were fed. A 30% increase. The foodbank, a […]

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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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