About

Moray Foodbank provides food parcels to people without the money or means to feed themselves properly. With the support of the Moray community we aim to provide a minimum of three days’ food to people in crisis. These packs will include a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables plus tinned and dried food.

Why We’re Needed

With your support Moray Foodbank aims to alleviate food poverty in the Moray area. Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK, with individuals going hungry every day for a range of reasons, from benefit delays to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income.

Once we have identified people in crisis a team of volunteers will prepare emergency food parcels, checking that food is in date and pack it into bags ready to be given to people in need. Over 40,000 people give up their time to volunteer at foodbanks nationwide. More than 90% of the food given out by Moray Foodbank is donated by the public.

Mission

Moray Foodbank works on a referral basis from many Moray agencies, for example, health visitors, social work and housing. We also accept self-referrals, please contact us for more information.

We are very Thankful

In 2016 we were able to help
2210 people in Moray! With your help we can reach more!

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Become a Volunteer

Are you concerned about the national food crisis? Do you have a few hours a week to spare? Then maybe you could work as a Foodbank volunteer.

Hours available between 09:00 and 12:00 Monday To Friday. Volunteers usually work 1 or 2 days per week but we also need reserve volunteers who we can call on at short notice. Duties will include sorting food donations and stacking on shelves in date order, packing emergency food parcels and waste recycling.

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Making a difference

In 2016 Moray Foodbank worked with 54 referring agencies and received 1195 referrals for emergency food parcels.

03 Days Food
2210 People
1519 Adults
691 Children

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In Crisis?

Struggling to feed you or your family? In need of urgent help? There are many reasons why you might need a helping hand.

Access Support

You can be referred to the foodbank by a professional such as a social worker, housing officer, health visitor, benefits advisor, your church, or a teacher. We also accept self-referrals if you do not have a professional that can help you.

What happens next?

The referral can be emailed or phoned into the foodbank office where a team of volunteers make up a food parcel normally containing 3 days worth of food - we can also supply pet and baby food on request. If the referral is received by 12 noon it will be ready the same day.

Receiving your parcel

Parcels can be collected from the office in Elgin between 12 and 1. If your referral has been submitted by a professional the parcel can be delivered to them to pass on to you. Parcels can also be delivered to the various Moray Council offices around the region for collection.

With over £13bn of food being thrown away by families every year and at least 115,000 tonnes of perfectly good food being dumped by our supermarkets, it seems outrageous to think there are people going hungry. This is where the Food Hub can help.

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Food recovery and redistribution

Moray Food Hub takes quality supermarket waste and other surplus foods and redistributes to community groups and other food related projects. If you deliver cooking classes, run a lunch club, support those experiencing food inequality, or are working to make food more accessible please contact us to see if you could benefit.

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Community larders

Moray Food Hub is working with those experiencing food insecurity to offer dignity and choice in crisis food provision by developing community larders, for example, within homeless units. If you think a community larder would help your organisation or clients please let us know and we will talk you through the ins and outs of setting up a larder.

Fair Food Forum

The Fair Food Forum aims to bring together partners across Moray to strategically address the issues of food inequality and to ensure everyone has the right to food.

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Food Poverty

Food poverty is the result of a complex set of issues relating to problems of insecure, inadequate and expensive housing, insecure and low paid employment, insufficient social welfare provision, poor health, and an environmentally unsustainable and socially unjust food production and distribution system. In order to begin to address food poverty it is important that a broad range of partners come together to work together to make Moray a more equal society.

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Steering Group

In order to learn from peoples’s experiences, a Steering Group has been created consisting of people who have experienced food poverty and wish to share these experiences with the Fair Food Forum.

It is hoped that this will increase the quality of grassroots services and food strategy across Moray working together to transform the situation and create food security.

Partners & Friends

Contact

All enquiries are dealt with in the strictest confidence. Moray Foodbank is here to support you through your time of food crisis and ensure you receive all the help you are entitled to.

Drop us a message

Contact Info

If you or your family are experiencing a food crisis and need the support of the Moray Foodbank, please get in touch. All enquiries are dealt with in the strictest confidence. Feel free to contact with us via email or on the telephone. Office hours: 9.00am - 1.00pm Mon - Fri

  • 203 High Street, Elgin, IV30 1DJ
  • 01343 208293
  • admin@morayfoodbank.org.uk