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Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels

Registered Charity SC050874

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We are going to introduce a new Babies & Banter drop-in hour on Thursday afternoons 2:00-3:00 for expectant parents and grandparents or families with new babies to pop in for a chat with others over a cuppa.

Starts today : Thursday 16th May

We will be promoting the fabulous work of OK Stay and Play in the hope that new parents who feel a bit anxious about joining an established group, give it a go. We are also happy to promote preschool classes in other areas if you know any groups that would like to drop off leaflets or posters for us to display.

If you know anyone who is either expecting a baby or recently had one, please let them know that they are welcome to come along and meet others and enjoy some company.

As always, we have our free menu, baby changing facilities and a safe indoor space to chill and chat

Babies & Banter, Thursday afternoons 2:00-3:00
Napier Hall, 312 Dumbarton Road, Old Kilpatrick
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Hoping to make it next week!

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Meet our newest member Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels!

Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce Board Directors had a great time meeting founder Maureen Cummings and her wonderful team in Napier Hall.

It was a fantastic morning hearing all about OKFP and the amazing work they do for our community, we also got a tour of the building and used their meeting facility space for our Board Meeting.

OKFP Foodbank and Community Hub and Pantry is a social space created to provide residents of West Dunbartonshire with access to food, toiletries, activities and a place to meet and make friends.

Find out more about OKFP: okfp.org.uk/

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We will be closed on Monday 27th May

A slightly different monthly Board Meeting for Chamber Directors this morning.

Did you know Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels at Napier Hall in Old Kilpatrick have a meeting room facility for hire? So that's exactly where we went for our meeting which gave us the opportunity to meet Maureen and some of the fantastic volunteers plus find out more about this incredible project.

So if you're in the area and looking for a meeting space look no further. You'll be supporting an amazing local community project simply by holding your meeting here.

For more information and to book, contact Maureen via their Facebook page.

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This week’s shopping list if you can help.

You can drop donations off at our free Food Pantry, Napier Hall, Old Kilpatrick Monday to Friday 12-4

Our Amazon wish list let’s you choose your items and they deliver direct to our door (link below)

www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/TIHJ31ZX8CHP?ref_=wl_share

You can also do a regular online shopping with your chosen supermarket or Iceland Warehouse and put our address in as the delivery option.

Alternatively, if you prefer, you can donate via our website www.okfp.org.uk

Thank you for continuing to support our Charity 🙏🏻
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This week’s shopping list if you can help.

You can drop donations off at our free Food Pantry, Napier Hall, Old Kilpatrick Monday to Friday 12-4

Our Amazon wish list let’s you choose your items and they deliver direct to our door (link below)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/TIHJ31ZX8CHP?ref_=wl_share

You can also do a regular online shopping with your chosen supermarket or Iceland Warehouse and put our address in as the delivery option.

Alternatively, if you prefer, you can donate via our website www.okfp.org.uk

Thank you for continuing to support our Charity 🙏🏻

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Why don't you contact Lidl, when people recycle their cans a d bottles they get 5p for each one. See if you can get a donation box in the store where people can put their vouchers and you could swap the vouchers for specific items.

A Clydebank chippy recently reopened and marked the occasion by raising funds to support a local food bank and charity.

Adrianos welcomed Bankies back this week with a ‘£4 supper special’ which ran on Tuesday.

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We were honoured to welcome Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland to Old Kilpatrick this week

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We were honoured to welcome Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland to Old Kilpatrick this week 

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Such an amazing achievement from one little lady, she cares for everyone and now has blossomed to thousands of meals helping hundreds of families. We'll done maureen and all your crew. Xxx

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Our Impact

Bringing the Community together to help each other.
We have started 2023 with our busiest months ever and have decided that we must make changes to our service if we are to survive these increases in demand.
 
In January 2022 we provided food to 61 households, February 2022 it was 57 households. Each household received an average of 20 items including food and toiletries which equated to roughly 2,000 items of food over that two month period. Zero working families, zero retired people and under 100 pets.
 
In January 2023 we provided food to 577 households and 566 in February. This equated to roughly 20,000 items!!!! 25% working families, 15% retired people and over 400 pets!
 
Whilst our food donations are high and our supporters are incredibly generous, we cannot sustain this going forward, therefore changes need to be made.
 
From 1st April we will no longer be providing an extensive range of food items in our free Pantry and the service will look as follows.
 
5 item Breakfast Packs : choose from bread, cereal, breakfast bars, milk, juice, beans, jam or spreads.
These packs should provide a family with 3-5 days breakfasts. NO CHARGE
 
Lunch in the Chatty Cafe : a free hot 2 course lunch will be offered to anyone sitting in our cafe (takeaway not available) NO CHARGE
 
Dinner : a choice of one free takeaway homemade meal will be available to everyone attending in person. NO CHARGE
 
(Multiple meals are available to takeaway depending on availability and a donation will be required)
 
With there being an increase locally in other food banks, pantries, warm hubs, drop in cafes there really is no longer a shortage of places for people to go to collect food parcels and we want to concentrate to encouraging people to come and socialise in OKFP Hub, collect a Breakfast Pack, enjoy sitting down for a free lunch in our Chatty Cafe and takeaway a dinner portion to enjoy at home.
 
Miscellaneous food items will be available to anyone not wishing to take the 5 item breakfast park. Toiletries, baby items and pet food will continue to be offered dependent on stock levels and of course our free surplus food waste items will be readily available daily in addition to everything else. NO CHARGE
 
In 2020 when we started our project, OKFP stood for Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels.
In 2022 we implemented changes and OKFP stood for Old Kilpatrick Food Pantry.
 
This year, OKFP will stand for Old Kilpatrick Food Provision.
Our aims and objectives as a Registered Charity SC050874 remain as important to us now as they were when we started : ‘Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels will strive to alleviate food poverty and tackle social isolation in our Community’
 
The next couple of weeks of March will be a transitional period at OKFP as we gently introduce the changes to our service and we ask for your support and patience with our volunteers and employees who are on hand to help you when you visit.
Please continue to support us – we are nothing without your help
We’ve had a couple of new mums in recently for lunch who haven’t got the confidence yet to try a playgroup with their babies. It can be a daunting thought when you don’t know anyone. 
We are going to introduce a new Babies & Banter drop-in hour on Thursday afternoons 2:00-3:00 for expectant parents and grandparents or families with new babies to pop in for a chat with others over a cuppa.

Starts today : Thursday 16th May 

We will be promoting the fabulous work of OK Stay and Play in the hope that new parents who feel a bit anxious about joining an established group, give it a go. We are also happy to promote preschool classes in other areas if you know any groups that would like to drop off leaflets or posters for us to display.

If you know anyone who is either expecting a baby or recently had one, please let them know that they are welcome to come along and meet others and enjoy some company.

As always, we have our free menu, baby changing facilities and a safe indoor space to chill and chat 

Babies & Banter, Thursday afternoons 2:00-3:00
Napier Hall, 312 Dumbarton Road, Old Kilpatrick

We’ve had a couple of new mums in recently for lunch who haven’t got the confidence yet to try a playgroup with their babies. It can be a daunting thought when you don’t know anyone.
We are going to introduce a new Babies & Banter drop-in hour on Thursday afternoons 2:00-3:00 for expectant parents and grandparents or families with new babies to pop in for a chat with others over a cuppa.

Starts today : Thursday 16th May

We will be promoting the fabulous work of OK Stay and Play in the hope that new parents who feel a bit anxious about joining an established group, give it a go. We are also happy to promote preschool classes in other areas if you know any groups that would like to drop off leaflets or posters for us to display.

If you know anyone who is either expecting a baby or recently had one, please let them know that they are welcome to come along and meet others and enjoy some company.

As always, we have our free menu, baby changing facilities and a safe indoor space to chill and chat

Babies & Banter, Thursday afternoons 2:00-3:00
Napier Hall, 312 Dumbarton Road, Old Kilpatrick
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We will be closed on Monday 27th May

We will be closed on Monday 27th May ...

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This week’s shopping list if you can help.

You can drop donations off at our free Food Pantry, Napier Hall, Old Kilpatrick Monday to Friday 12-4

Our Amazon wish list let’s you choose your items and they deliver direct to our door (link below)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/TIHJ31ZX8CHP?ref_=wl_share

You can also do a regular online shopping with your chosen supermarket or Iceland Warehouse and put our address in as the delivery option.

Alternatively, if you prefer, you can donate via our website www.okfp.org.uk

Thank you for continuing to support our Charity 🙏🏻

This week’s shopping list if you can help.

You can drop donations off at our free Food Pantry, Napier Hall, Old Kilpatrick Monday to Friday 12-4

Our Amazon wish list let’s you choose your items and they deliver direct to our door (link below)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/TIHJ31ZX8CHP?ref_=wl_share

You can also do a regular online shopping with your chosen supermarket or Iceland Warehouse and put our address in as the delivery option.

Alternatively, if you prefer, you can donate via our website www.okfp.org.uk

Thank you for continuing to support our Charity 🙏🏻
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What a guy - Joe Gibson from Adriano’s takeaway in Clydebank 🤩
Their opening night special sold 253 suppers which meant that £253 was donated to our free food pantry 🙌🏻
Thank you to all the fabulous customers who made this possible 🥰

What a guy - Joe Gibson from Adriano’s takeaway in Clydebank 🤩
Their opening night special sold 253 suppers which meant that £253 was donated to our free food pantry 🙌🏻
Thank you to all the fabulous customers who made this possible 🥰
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