Community

Christmas Food Bank Appeal

18th November 2020

Heart of Midlothian is joining forces with Big Hearts and the supporters’ forum Jambos Kickback to help our local food bank face what will be a very difficult winter.

This year, the traditional Christmas food bank appeal in aid of the Community One Stop Shop will be hosted online.

Hearts Supporters are encouraged to make an online donation by CLICKING HERE

The funds raised will go to support local families in food poverty over Christmas and the winter.

Increasing demand

Located in Broomhouse, 10 minutes from Tynecastle Park, the Community One Stop Shop has been assisting local residents for over 18 years. The food bank usually feeds an average of 400 people every month.

However, this winter is expected to be one of their busiest ever: the volume of food parcels handed out since October rose by 50%, and the amount of people in need of support increased by 150%, compared with the same time last year.

How you can help

Last year, the generosity from Hearts fans kindly contributed 815kg of supplies and donated £2,500 which allowed the Community One Stop Shop to support hundreds of local families in crisis well into the New Year.

With a family food parcel costing around £12, the organisation is looking for financial contributions to buy essential food supplies & toiletries that will be distributed across the community.

The online fundraising page hosted by Jambos Kickback will be open until 1 December. CLICK HERE to view.

A huge thank you in advance to the extended Hearts’ family for their support to this cause.