Here is an introduction to our project.
The Glasgow NW Foodbank is facilitated by Blawarthill Church. It was launched in May 2013 and is part of the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network. While Glasgow is a modern, vibrant city with many attractions, it has inherited a legacy of poverty and social deprivation from its industrial past. Our centres are situated among the most economically deprived areas of Scotland according to Government census statistics.
We employ a Project Manager and a Project Development Officer, who are aided by over twenty regular volunteers.
As well as the main administration and distribution centre at Blawarthill, which is open to clients Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 noon to 2.00 p.m., we have a satellite distribution centre in the Possil district, at Victory Family Centre (open Wednesdays and Thursdays). We speak to all our clients in order to get to know their personal situation, including finding out the main reason that they have been referred to the Foodbank. This helps us to signpost clients to other support services that will assist them to escape the poverty trap, and to alert official agencies to the reasons why people need to use food banks.