Uist & Barra Foodbank - Covid19 Crisis Appeal

by Uist & Barra Foodbank in Balivanich, Scotland, United Kingdom

Uist & Barra Foodbank - Covid19 Crisis Appeal
We did it
On 18th January 2021 we successfully raised £710 ( + est. £72.25 Gift Aid ) with 17 supporters in 83 days

Raising emergency funds to allow Uist & Barra Foodbank to deal with the increased demand for emergency food parcels

by Uist & Barra Foodbank in Balivanich, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Make Christmas hampers for those who are in crisis, vulnerable, and in need, that will make a difference this Christmas. The more raised the better, the hampers can be! 


As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in the UK, our main priority is ensuring the safety of everyone who comes to our food bank – whether it’s someone needing help, someone volunteering their time, or someone making a donation. 

No one in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide nutritionally balanced food and support to local people who are referred to us. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Covid19 is impacting the Uist & Barra Foodbank in a number of ways

1. We are sadly seeing increased demand across the islands and we only expect this to get higher.

2. We are seeing a reduction in donations as peoples shopping habits are changing.

3. A number of our regular volunteers are from at risk groups so unable to work currently.

We need your urgent help to fund the purchase the food that is required to fill this gap.

How you can help

If you can donate food then please donate at one of these locations - https://uistbarra.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/ 

If you cannot get to these locations then please give to this Crowdfunder project that will allow us to purchase the food we need.

Thanks so much for all your support at this time of need.

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More about Uist & Barra Foodbank

Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.

If you are happy to drop off food donations, these are our food collection point locations:

  • Daliburgh/ Creagorry Coop
  • Bayhead Shop/ Morrison’s shop Lochmaddy
  • Uist & Barra Foodbank

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other nearby foodbanks to support their work particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people wherever in the UK they are.

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