Foodbank Donations Required - donation tubs are in Asda, McColls, and both Coop stores. 

 10th Sep 2021

Dunbar Basics Bank: Donation tubs are in Asda, McColl’s, and both Co-op stores. Gift vouchers from local shops are very useful – they provide a way of obtaining local produce with dignity and let people have a freedom of choice of goods plus helping local businesses. Vouchers can be donated from various places including Peter Whitecross Butchers, Dunbar Community Bakery, Community Crunchy Carrot, etc.,) ‘Bags for life’ are always useful. New ones would be better re cross-contamination etc.

Foodbank Donations Required - donation tubs are in Asda, McColls, and both Coop stores. 

 

10th Sep 2021

Dunbar Basics Bank: Donation tubs are in Asda, McColl’s, and both Co-op stores. Gift vouchers from local shops are very useful – they provide a way of obtaining local produce with dignity and let people have a freedom of choice of goods plus helping local businesses. Vouchers can be donated from various places including Peter Whitecross Butchers, Dunbar Community Bakery, Community Crunchy Carrot, etc.,) ‘Bags for life’ are always useful. New ones would be better re cross-contamination etc.

 

Foodbank Donations Required  - Donation tubs are in Asda, McColls, and both Coop stores. 

Donations of the following items:

TINNED MACARONI, TINNED SPAGHETTI, STOCK CUBES, LENTILS/PULSES, CEREAL, SIZE 5 NAPPIES AND BABY WIPES.

Donation tubs are in Asda, McColls, and both Coop stores. 

Please see Ann`s email  16/10/2020

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Good afternoon, everyone.

Sorry, it has been a while since my last update. We are eternally grateful for all your continued support.

Client numbers are once again on the increase, just as we thought they would be. We are pleased to be able to offer our clients the support they need. We are missing the Wednesday cafe and our regulars who enjoyed fellowship with us and the friends they met every week. No end in sight at present, though.

We are in need of donations of the following items: TINNED MACARONI, TINNED SPAGHETTI, STOCK CUBES, LENTILS/PULSES, CEREAL, SIZE 5 NAPPIES AND BABY WIPES. Our donation tubs are in Asda, McColls, and both Coop stores. 

We have been offered textiles, clothes etc but unfortunately, we are not able to accept these. Please pass this information onto others who may wish to help in this way.

As a Core Team, we hold a Zoom meeting each week to keep ourselves up to date with everyone and how things are going. Your continued prayers are much appreciated.

Many, many thanks to you all. Dunbar is a very caring community and we do know that without your generosity, we would not be able to do what we do.

Regards to you all.

Anne

The Foodbank requires donations of Fray Bentos Pies, tinned haggis, tinned mince, tinned ham, jars of curry sauce and shower gel.

 
PLEASE DO NOT DONATE PASTA, CEREAL OR BEANS AT PRESENT.
 
Many thanks for all your continued support.

Please see Ann`s email below. 04/06/2020

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Good evening, everyone,

 
It is with a very heavy heart that I give you the sad news that Gail Stevenson, our minister, Gordon's wife lost her fight with cancer yesterday. Please pray for Gordon, the children, her father and sister and the extended family.
 
Foodbank continues to be busy with still new referrals every week.
 
We need donations of Fray Bentos Pies, tinned haggis, tinned mince, tinned ham, jars of curry sauce and shower gel.
 
PLEASE DO NOT DONATE PASTA, CEREAL OR BEANS AT PRESENT.
 
Many thanks for all your continued support.
 
Blessings to you all.
 
Anne

Foodbank request. The foodbank are desperate need of size 6 nappies or Pull-Ups.

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Ann`s email 9th May 2020

Hi everyone,


We are in desperate need of size 6 nappies or Pull-Ups.

Please help if you can. Bins in Asda and Big Coop or I will be at the Parish Church Hall on Monday (11th May) from 10.30 until 11.30.

Many thanks

Regards,

Anne

While Spott Church is closed due to the corona virus lockdown, donations to the foodbank can continue to be dropped off in donation drums at the following locations: -

ASDA Supermarket, Spott Road, Dunbar, EH42 1LE

Co-operative Superstore, Countess Crescent, Dunbar, EH42 1DX

Or, you may care to drop off donations at the Foodbank in Dunbar Parish Church Hall, off the High Street, on Fridays between 10.15 am and 13.15 pm.

If you would like to be kept up to date with Basics Bank news and also receive a weekly updated shopping list, which takes into account current stock levels, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Food Bank collection 09.02/2020. The basics food bank would welcome donations of:

TINNED VEGETABLES, BUT MOSTLY CARROTS AND PEAS,
TINNED MACARONI
CURRY SAUCES
TINNED MEAT, BUT NOT HAM OR CORNED BEEF
TOILET ROLLS
LENTILS
COFFEE

 

Please see Ann`s email below 05/02/2020

Good evening, everyone,

 
Can you believe that we are about to celebrate 6 years of Basics Bank? I have a feeling that we will be going for quite a few years yet!
 
Our cafe was busy at times today. Our clients all seemed to arrive at once, so we had three teams making up bags for them. We are also busy sorting out our storage problems, but the future looks bright. We wait in hope......
 
Our stocks are in good shape, for the most part, but WE REALLY NEED DONATIONS OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:-
 
TINNED VEGETABLES, BUT MOSTLY CARROTS AND PEAS,
TINNED MACARONI
CURRY SAUCES
TINNED MEAT, BUT NOT HAM OR CORNED BEEF
TOILET ROLLS
LENTILS
COFFEE
 
Thank you immensely for your continued support through donations, volunteering to bake, make soup and prayers.
 
Regards,
 
Anne
 
P.S. If you are one of our prayer warriors, please include our storage problems in your prayers. Thank you

Food bank The next collection will be Sunday 8th December

 

Required items:- JAM, TOILET ROLL, WASHING POWDER/GEL/TABLETS, HAM, TINNED VEGETABLES, MINCE, CHICKEN (NOT IN A SAUCE) and WHITE PASTA SAUCE ( as you would use for Lasagne).
 
PLEASE, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT NEED PASTA, BAKED BEANS, SOUP, CEREAL or NAPPIES.

 

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Please see Anns email 22nd November 2019

Good morning, everyone.

 
I apologise for running late with this update. I was so unwell yesterday, I didn't achieve anything. I am beginning to feel better this morning and I hope those of you who need this information for your churches still have time to include it.
 
The build up to Christmas is beginning to affect many families in our town. However, it is a hard time for so many more folks than we know about. All these adverts on tv for toys and the "must have" games are putting so much pressure on every family. Not one of these items are cheap....... There is a saying about giving only 4 presents - "something you want, something you need, something to wear and something to read". However, we all know that lots of parents feel more pressure than that.
 
Our requests this week are for:- JAM, TOILET ROLL, WASHING POWDER/GEL/TABLETS, HAM, TINNED VEGETABLES, MINCE, CHICKEN (NOT IN A SAUCE) and WHITE PASTA SAUCE ( as you would use for Lasagne).
 
PLEASE, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT NEED PASTA, BAKED BEANS, SOUP, CEREAL or NAPPIES.
 
Thank you all for your continued support.
 
Regards to all,
 
Anne