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Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels

Registered Charity SC050874

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Ever wondered why people sing the praises of Jim Mclaren and the Golden Friendships Team?

Watch this 🤩

This is community, this is kindness, this is love ❤️

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A huge thank 🤩

www.facebook.com/share/LtySLRkQNLE59MJX/?mibextid=WC7FNeBig shout out to colleagues from our Heart and Lung and National Elective Services teams who just completed the #HulaHoopChallenge.
Louise Sole, Chloe Macaulay, Margaret McKenna, Annmarie Gillies, Amanda Forbes (all pictured), Alex McGuire, Christine Divers, Elaine McIntosh and Lynne Ayton did the challenge throughout March and raised £100 for foodbank charity Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels.
Well done everyone, we’re all jumping for joy at your efforts 👍
#TeamJubilee
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A huge thank 🤩

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Hi Maureen I can’t see an option to mail you could you please msg our page thanks x

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Today’s Pantry Pink Ladies including our newest volunteer Emma Vickers giving up her time to help others 🥰

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So lovely to welcome you and your mum today Emma. Great to have you as part of the team 💖

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Kenlyn Murray could take them down to wee garden if nice xx

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A big thank you to the Malin Group for donating to our Easter Egg Appeal 🐣
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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
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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Thank you to Lynsey from Peck Catering Ltd for donating Easter Eggs to our Appeal 🤩
We are very grateful for your support 🐣

Thank you to Lynsey from Peck Catering Ltd for donating Easter Eggs to our Appeal 🤩
We are very grateful for your support 🐣
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Thank you to Gary Bell, The Lovat Arms and Duntiglennan  for their generous donations to our free food pantry 🤩
We are very grateful for your support 🙏🏻

Thank you to Gary Bell, The Lovat Arms and Duntiglennan for their generous donations to our free food pantry 🤩
We are very grateful for your support 🙏🏻
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OKFP HUB, PANTRY AND CHATTY CAFE ARE CLOSED ON MONDAY 1st APRIL 🐣

OKFP HUB, PANTRY AND CHATTY CAFE ARE CLOSED ON MONDAY 1st APRIL 🐣 ...

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A big thank you to MCC Labels in Clydebank, their staff donated a load of eggs for our Easter Appeal 🤩
We are very grateful for your support 🙏🏻

A big thank you to MCC Labels in Clydebank, their staff donated a load of eggs for our Easter Appeal 🤩
We are very grateful for your support 🙏🏻
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Thank you Maureen and Raymund McGrath for donating Easter Eggs to our Appeal 🤩

Eggs can be dropped off to OKFP : Napier Hall, The ‘wee’ Chatty Cafe or The Glen Lusset Bar all week until Friday 29th March. 

Alternatively, you can donate online at www.okfp.org.uk

Thank you Maureen and Raymund McGrath for donating Easter Eggs to our Appeal 🤩

Eggs can be dropped off to OKFP : Napier Hall, The ‘wee’ Chatty Cafe or The Glen Lusset Bar all week until Friday 29th March.

Alternatively, you can donate online at www.okfp.org.uk
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***EASTER EGG APPEAL***

Please consider buying an extra Easter Egg this year to help us make sure that the families who visit our food pantry don’t miss out on a wee treat.

Our very own OKFP Esther Bunny is looking forward to making even more children smile this year.

Please help us if you can.

Drop off at our OKFP Hub in Napier Hall, Old Kilpatrick, The Glen Lusset Bar or The Coffee Club

Maybe your friends, family or work colleagues would like to chip in and buy a few together for us 🥰

***EASTER EGG APPEAL***

Please consider buying an extra Easter Egg this year to help us make sure that the families who visit our food pantry don’t miss out on a wee treat.

Our very own OKFP Esther Bunny is looking forward to making even more children smile this year.

Please help us if you can.

Drop off at our OKFP Hub in Napier Hall, Old Kilpatrick, The Glen Lusset Bar or The Coffee Club

Maybe your friends, family or work colleagues would like to chip in and buy a few together for us 🥰
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A huge thank you to our favourite chef Marco Fuso Pizza Consultancy and New Concept Beyond Catering Equipment Ltd, Clydebank who donated the freshly baked Italian pizzas from todays masterclass 😍
What a treat 🤩

A huge thank you to our favourite chef Marco Fuso Pizza Consultancy and New Concept Beyond Catering Equipment Ltd, Clydebank who donated the freshly baked Italian pizzas from todays masterclass 😍
What a treat 🤩
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We were delighted to support Gavinburn Primary School this evening by providing the drinks and snacks for 200 children. It’s important that the school are able to raise funds on nights like this for important projects so taking away the pressure on them having to pay for drinks etc for the children was an obvious thing for our Charity to help them with 🤩
Well done everyone, that was a lot of hard work you did to make sure the kids had a great time 🥰

We were delighted to support Gavinburn Primary School this evening by providing the drinks and snacks for 200 children. It’s important that the school are able to raise funds on nights like this for important projects so taking away the pressure on them having to pay for drinks etc for the children was an obvious thing for our Charity to help them with 🤩
Well done everyone, that was a lot of hard work you did to make sure the kids had a great time 🥰
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A big thank you to the Malin Group for dropping off food donations collected in their office 🤩
We are very grateful for your support 🙏🏻

A big thank you to the Malin Group for dropping off food donations collected in their office 🤩
We are very grateful for your support 🙏🏻
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