Our team put their best foot forward this New Year with a donation of £5,500 to Foodbanks in Dunfermline and Edinburgh. Staff raised this money throughout December.
Dunfermline Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. They have 5 locations across West Fife, plus a warehouse in Dunfermline that can accept donations. Though a multi-channel referral system, and with the help of over 200 volunteers, they provide local people in need with emergency food parcels and support. If you want to know more about the foodbank and how you can help, visit www.dunfermline.foodbank.org.uk.
The Broomhouse Food Bank is part of The Community One Stop Shop (COSS) initiative that provides advice, employability and outreach support, plus a community pantry and Fuel Bank services. Established in 2002, the overall aim of this registered charity is to alleviate the effects of poverty on people in the Broomhouse area and support them through times of crisis. The team of staff and volunteers work in partnership with numerous organisations, donors, funders and supporters to make a positive impact on the lives of those who need it most. In their 2020/21 report the charity explained they had provided over 4,200 food parcels though their foodbank and outreach project, feeding over 10,000 household members. If you want to know more about COSS and the valuable services they provide, please visit www.coss-broomhouse.org.uk.
Thomson Cooper Senior Partner Andrew Croxford commented, “Our team made a fantastic effort with their fundraising endeavors in December of last year and we thank everyone for their contribution towards helping our local communities. I understand the donations will be used to replenish stock this month when demand for help is expected to be high.”
The picture shows Andrew Croxford delivering the cheque to Dunfermline Foodbank Project Manager Sandra Beveridge.
Thomson Cooper Partner Carrie Campbell met with COSS Volunteer Coordinator Wullie Borthwick to deliver the donation.