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Festive Opening Hours 2018/2019

Please note that the warehouse and all distribution centres will be closed on the following dates: Christmas day (25 December) – Closed Boxing day (26 December) – Closed New years day (1 January) – Closed 2 January 2019 – Closed Our warehouse is opening for additional days in the lead up to Christmas to allow […]

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Christmas charity single 2018

Staff at local music shop, West Lothian Guitar Services, have recorded a charity single to raise funds for West Lothian Foodbank. With the help of talented local bands and artists, the cover of Band Aid’s well-known hit Do they Know it’s Christmas, is available to purchase instore at the shop in Ladywell, Livingston. Customers are […]

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Livingston FC collections

On Saturday 8 December, pre-match at home against St Mirren, and on Friday 14 December pre-match at home against Hearts, Livingston FC and West Lothian Foodbank would like to invite all supporters who are attending the match to bring a donation which will help local people facing crisis ahead of the Christmas period, including Cartons […]

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Tesco Bathgate – Food Collection

From the 29th – 30th November, we will be at Tesco Bathgate to take part in UK’s biggest food collection. Our volunteers will be manning collection points and encouraging customers to buy an extra item of food or two during their shop. Customers can then kindly donate these items to West Lothian Foodbank on their […]

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Christmas appeal 2018

Christmas can be a difficult time for many, especially for those living on a tight budget. With increased winter fuel bills alongside seasonal pressures many will find themselves in food crisis. That’s why we are running the reverse advent calendar again to ensure that we start the new year with a healthy stock. For 24 […]

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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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