For I was hungry, and you gave me food,
I was thirsty, and you gave me drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me…
When South Ayrshire Foodbank began, it was thought that it would be a temporary measure and that the need for foodbanks would diminish over the following two-three years. Today the Foodbank is more necessary than ever.
It is now almost five years since the Troon hub of South Ayrshire Foodbank opened. In that time, it has been able to serve 917 adults and 436 children with a three-day emergency food box.
Across South Ayrshire as a whole, since its beginning in 2012, the charity has fed 23,109 adults and 6,585 children from all over the county.
As foodbanks become more common it would appear that they are receiving less support from the general public. Unfortunately, this makes the charity’s aims a bit harder to achieve. In the three months to May 2018, the Foodbank handed out 4166kgs more than they gathered in donations. The Foodbank then uses any cash donations to buy foods that they are short of to complete the boxes.
Please consider supporting the Foodbank’s work by donating food which can be left in Room 1 any time. This summer we are also starting a new Food Focus initiative to highlight the Foodbank’s requirements on a regular basis. On the first Sunday of every month, we invite you to make donations of the following foods:
1st Sunday in July
- Tinned mince, stew, chilli, chicken casserole or other main meal.
Please NO tinned pies as they take a long time to oven cook.
1st Sunday in August
- Tinned/packet potato
- Tinned vegetables
1st Sunday in September
- Tinned/packet custard
- Tinned rice pudding
- Small steamed puddings
- Tinned fruit
Don’t forget you can also donate money by texting SAFB15 £3 to 70070 or by visiting www.justgiving.com/southafb.