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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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Local Electrical Company supports the foodbank!

West Lothian Foodbank was delighted to have Rexel Group (Formerly Ross Electrical) in for a tour of the Foodbank & to find out more about the work we do. Through West Lothian Council community benefits Rexel Group were in the position to offer the foodbank a cheque for £4,094.65 towards the running cost. Kevin Lothian […]

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25 Tonnes of food collected from local Supermarkets!

THANK YOU SUPERMARKET CUSTOMERS! As a result of weekly donations by supermarket customers West Lothian Foodbank has received 25 tonnes of food in the last year. This has provided a minimum 3 day supply of emergency food to 1390 adults and 646 children in West Lothian. All 180 Foodbank volunteers and, most importantly, those in […]

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RECORD ONE DAY COLLECTION!

A very big THANK YOU!! to all TESCO customers who contributed food and money at TESCO Bathgate last Friday (9th June). We had zero or very low stock of some basic items and the collection day was extremely effective. We took in a Magnificent total of £282 in cash AND  just over 900kg of food and […]

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Two new distribution centres open in West Lothian

This month we have opened two new distribution centres in West Lothian. Armadale Distribution centre serves the west end of West Lothian and Livingston East & East Calder serves the east end. Both centres are open on a Thursday from 4pm to 6pm.

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Volunteers night celebrates all our wonderful Volunteers!

On the 10th March we held a volunteers night (funded by awards for all) to say thank you to all of our volunteers. Over 90 of our 150 volunteers came along to a full sit down meal. It was a great night and we heard from the Trussell Trust’s Jim Roberston about whats going on […]

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40 for 40

Take part in our 40 for 40 challenge this Lent With people struggling to afford food living locally, it is important that we can continue to support families in crisis throughout the Easter period. We provide essential emergency food, emotional support and practical advice to families who live near you and really need us. The […]

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Christmas packs at the ready!

Christmas can be a very difficult time to be in crisis. On top of everyday worries about food and utility bills, there is the added pressure of trying to be ‘merry’! Many people go without at Christmas. Imagine, no Christmas dinner, no decorations, no gifts under the tree and, oh yes, no tree! Families with […]

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