Storehouse Foodbank News

A Night of Celebration with the Bo’ness Belles
Storehouse receiving a cheque from the Bo'ness Belle, Christine
17 February 2024

It was a night to celebrate at the Bo’ness Old Kirk on Thursday. The Bo’ness Belles, who have been singing tirelessly throughout the year, were handing out the proceeds of their fundraising musical performances to various charities in the community.

The Storehouse was elated to receive a portion of the money raised by the Belles. Mike, chairperson of the Storehouse, humbly accepted a cheque for £600 from Bo’ness Belle Christine.

The Storehouse foodbank would like to thank the Belles for their very generous donation. Every penny will go back into the community to help those in need of food support.

Storehouse Christmas Hampers
22 December 2023

It has been a busy few weeks for the food bank. With the help and generosity of churches, schools and businesses in the community, we were able to procure all the items needs for this year’s Christmas hampers. And, thanks to all our volunteers, delivery of the hampers to those in need went like clockwork. A big thank you to everyone who took part for all your assistance and for giving what you could to make this happen.

Foundation Scotland’s Communities in Crisis Grant
9 November 2023

The Bo’ness Storehouse Foodbank is delighted to share the news that we have received a Funded by Communities In Crisis grant, which is administered by Foundation Scotland. This much needed grant provides us with enough funds to secure our foodbank for the next 12 months and ensure we can continue to purchase and distribute food to those in need in our town. The volunteers and trustees at the Bo’ness food bank are extremely grateful to Foundation Scotland for accepting our application and elated that we can use this funding to continue to help the people of Bo’ness.

Edinburgh Airport Community Fund Award
21 September 2023

The Bo’ness Storehouse Foodbank is excited to report that we have won a grant as part of the Edinburgh Airport Community Fund.

The funding is available to groups that improve services and opportunities, and work to better the lives of those in the local community. You can read more about the Edinburgh Airport Community Fund here.

The Bo’ness Storehouse Foodbank applied to the Edinburgh Airport Community Fund as we are a project that provides support to those in the local community, assisting with the cost of living crisis.

The Storehouse have used the money received from this grant to purchase food and toiletries, which will be dispersed as part of our usual weekly service to those in need in the Bo’ness community.

Scotmid Coop Community Grant
21 September 2023

The Bo’ness Storehouse Foodbank has been awarded a Scotmid Coop Community Grant!

The Scotmid Coop Community Grant has been awarded to causes across Scotland since 2012, providing support to hundreds of projects that help the lives of those in communities served by Scotmid. If you want to read more about it, click here.

The Bo’ness Storehouse Foodbank is privileged to be recognised as one of those causes and will be using the grant to give back to those in need in Bo’ness.

Asda Foundation Cost of Living Grant
21 September 2023

The Bo’ness Storehouse Foodbank is delighted to announce that we have won the Asda Foundation Cost of Living grant, which awards us with funding to help with the increases in our running costs.

The grant provides support for groups to meet increases in costs related to their support activities. You can read more about how the Asda Foundation grants help local communities on the Asda Foundation website

These funds have greatly helped in the purchase of food and toiletries, which are distributed in our weekly support package deliveries, and ensure we continue to help those in the community.

Très Belle
21 August 2023

Only last week, locals enjoyed an evening of entertainment at the Glebe Park Bandstand, where the Bo’ness Belles hosted Belles in the Park, a free event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the choir’s formation. The Belles sang a variety of songs to the delight of many locals.

Belles in the Park, Glebe Park Bandstand

Many in the community will be aware that the group generously donates the proceeds of their concerts to local charities; the vocal talents of the group have raised about £37,000 so far. However, some may not be aware that the Bo’ness Storehouse Foodbank is fortunate to have one of the Bo’ness Belles as a regular volunteer. Christine regularly assists with the sorting, packing and delivery of food parcels to those in need in the local community.

The Bo’ness Storehouse Foodbank is truly humbled by all of Christine’s selfless hard work and we are hugely appreciative of everything that Christine has achieved for the food bank and the community. Thank you, Christine!

20 April 2023

Not for the first time, young Eilidh has been supporting The Storehouse, this time with a large selection of Easter eggs and other treats to be distributed amongst our clients. Eilidh gathered together these donations from her school mates, family and friends. Thanks again Eilidh!

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