About the Dumfriesshire Foodbank
Dumfriesshire Foodbank provides nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
How our members are helping
In the winter of 2016-17 we donated 1,000 ‘Cosy Night In’ boxes, for the 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 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 £16,000 to the Dumfriesshire Foodbank under this scheme.