Supporting Foodbanks in Dumfries
Our members have helped us by supporting foodbanks in Dumfries and Galloway. Between 2016 and 2021, our members donated £20,000 to the Trussel Trust Dumfriesshire Foodbank.
From March 2021, we have partnered with the First Base Agency, an independent Foodbank in Dumfries. This has helped us to reach a wide range of vulnerable people. We wish that foodbanks were not necessary, but sadly some people have no choice so we’re doing what we can to help.
Read more about our other charitable work here.
Supporting Foodbanks: About the First Base Agency
The First Base Agency is a small independent charity based in Dumfries. They issue emergency food parcels throughout Dumfries & Galloway and run support projects. They help families, veterans, and women who are at risk of violence.
How our members are helping
In the winter of 2016-17 we donated 1,000 ‘Cosy Night In’ boxes for the Dumfriesshire Foodbank to sell. These were sold from our shop and the forecourt of our local Tesco petrol station (who kindly donated prime retail space). All proceeds went directly to the Dumfriesshire Foodbank.
We offer an option where local customers can join the Wood Fuel Co-operative by donating £50 to the Foodbank in return for lifetime membership. Since January 2017, our members have donated over £20,000 to the Dumfriesshire Foodbank under this scheme. From March 2021 our donations will go to the First Base Agency.
Our donations are made through the First Base Agency’s JustGiving page.