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Published : 20 Sep 2012 14:09:55
foodbank part 1
Saturday 15th August sees the return of league action at Dens Park after the International break, and with it, the arrival of our third charity of the season, Dundee Foodbank, a charity that provides a nutritionally balanced food supply for people who for whatever reason are suffering from financial problems.
The Society spoke to Ewan Gurr of Dundee Foodbank ahead of the visit, to find out exactly what the charity does and how they got involved in this year’s Community initiative. "This came about when a Dundee Fan who works with The Citizens Advice Bureau saw the charity work done by Jacqui Robertson last season. We get a lot of referrals from CAB, so when we were told of this Initiative and invited to take part by Jacqui, we were delighted to accept.
"The Dundee Foodbank is, along with the Highland Foodbank, the oldest Trussells Trust Foodbank in Scotland, having been running for seven years now. We are a Scottish charity that provides emergency food relief to individuals and families experiencing financial hardship in and around Dundee. We provide three to five days of nutritionally balanced food to people who have been referred by local statutory services such as social work, welfare rights, criminal justice, housing support and various other statutory agencies.