Supporting Foodbanks in Dumfries
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 they run support projects to 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), with all proceeds going directly to the Dumfriesshire Foodbank.
We now 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 and from March 2021 our donations will go to the First Base Agency.
Our donations are made through the First Base Agency’s JustGiving page.