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In October 2012 Angus foodbank was launched by Strathmore Christian Fellowship under the umbrella of The Trussell Trust. Every day people in Angus go hungry for reasons ranging from unemployment to redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income or even unexpected illness. We provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis. Rising costs of food and fuel combined with static income, high unemployment and changes to benefits are causing more and more people to come to foodbanks for help. Angus foodbank partners with churches and communities throughout the whole of Angus to help and support people in need.

Please donate to support our cause. All food given out, is
donated by schools, churches, businesses, individuals, or through supermarket collections. These collections engage the public at supermarkets where they are met by volunteers who offer shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item with their shop.

At the warehouse, food is sorted by volunteers according to type and ‘best before date’, and then taken to foodbank centres, where it is made up into food parcels for clients.

Care professionals such as social workers, Citizens Advice Bureau staff, welfare officers, health visitors, Job Centres amongst others, identify people in crisis and refer them to the foodbank.

Clients attend a foodbank centre where they receive three days supply of emergency food. We also run a delivery service, which takes emergency food parcels to clients living in rural areas and those who cannot get to a foodbank.

Charity No: SCO44095

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