Last Updated: 29th March 2020
We are devastated to be putting all of our events on hold for now, but that doesn't mean we can't all play our part in getting through this difficult time! As well as following the UK government's social distancing rules, you can also help by checking-in with, and helping out those who are most vulnerable at this time.
One of Edinburgh RAG's partner charities The Trussell Trust have teamed up with Social Bite to help provide food and other essentials to Scotland's most vulnerable people. They are in urgent need of food and personal hygiene product donations to help those most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Items needed by the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks and Social Bite include: cereal, tinned soup, dried pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes/pasta sauce, tinned or dried lentils, beans and pulses, tinned meat, tinned fruit and vegetables, cereal bars, crackers and biscuits, tea and coffee, long-life milk and fruit juice, pet food, soap, hand wash, gloves, masks, toilet rolls and other toiletries.
If you're an individual:
Please continue to donate at your local supermarket collections points! Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public, and they need your help now more than ever. To find your closest supermarket collection point, please follow the links below:
If you're a business:
The Royal Bank of Scotland has temporarily converted part of its headquarters at Gogarburn into a foodbank distribution centre. The distribution centre will be open 7am-7pm every day with a drive-in donation system for businesses to drop off goods. The volunteers staffing it will be kitted out with personal proactive equipment to ensure their own safety and that of others.
The centre is located at: Gogarburn, 175 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh, EH12 1HQ.
N.B. please do not try and donate here as an individual due to social distancing regulations.