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How foodbanks work

Providing emergency food to people in crisis.

Due to present restrictions, Govanhill foodbank is open on Mondays only from 12.30 to 2pm.

Any contact regarding referrals should be made to 076868628 or

email [email protected]

We will keep updating as things change.

If you have difficulty in obtaining a voucher contact 07456868628 to discuss your situation.

 

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.

Food is donated

Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to a foodbank. Large collections often take place as part of Harvest Festival celebrations and food is also collected at supermarkets.

Food is sorted and stored

Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need. Over 40,000 people give up their time to volunteer at foodbanks.

Professionals identify people in need

Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and police to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

Clients receive food

Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days’ emergency food. Volunteers meet clients, and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

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