We have tried to answer as many questions as you have below.
ARE YOU IN NEED OF FOOD?
If you are finding it difficult to find money for food, you should consider if the Scottish Welfare Fund can help you. Please see here https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/welfare-reform/scottish-welfare-fund/
If you cannot get money for food, we work on a voucher referral basis so if you need a food parcel from us you will need to be referred from another agency such as a debt advice service (Citizen’s Advice/ Gordon Rural Action),a support charity, housing, social work, health. We are providing a delivery system in Huntly, Inverurie and Peterhead but you will still need a referral.
At the moment Ellon Foodbank is operating as usual.
If you can afford food but are unable to access a shop or delivery, please contact the Grampian Coronavirus Assistance Hub which is a new website and phoneline. It provides people all across Grampian with information on how to access social, practical and emotional support on the Coronavirus.
It is a site for anyone in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray, with information for residents and businesses alike. The website address is www.GCAH.org.uk and the phoneline is 0808 196 3384 which is open 8am-8pm seven days a week
ARE YOU OFFERING HELP?
If you are interested in volunteering please register here: https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-involved/volunteer/ or you can contact the Hub above and register your interest there.
If you you wish to offer a financial donation, you can donate via PayPal (you do not need to have a PayPal account)through our website: https://aberdeenshirenorth.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/
If you are thinking baout donating food, we are not accepting private donations at the moment due to the need to keep our volunteers safe. You can donate at various supermarkets when purchasing your own shopping – a list can be found here of what food we need at the moment and where to donate food https://aberdeenshirenorth.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/
ARE YOU A REFERRAL PARTNER?
Our foodbanks are closed to the public in Huntly, Inverurie and Peterhead. We are working a referral system either via e-referral or text. If you are interested in E-referral, please email us on ‘[email protected]’
Thank you for your patience and support