Loaves and Fishes is a registered charity foodbank which helps prepare weekly food parcels for those in East Kilbride and Strathaven. Please watch our introduction video which was an appeal delivered to the schoolchildren of East Kilbride by our Chair Dominic Everett and Vice Chair and Charity Co-ordinator Lesley Davidson. This video serves to give a full overview of the services that Loaves and Fishes offer and how your kind donations can make a real difference for helping those in need.
Everyone in our organisation is a volunteer. We currently have 34 volunteers. Our volunteers do a number of things for us to allow us to support those in need.
- Make up food parcels for our service users
- Collect food and toiletry donations
- Sort food and toiletries items for the food bank
- Answer the phone & help our service users
- Help with basic administration of the food bank, website and email
- Assist in distribution and sorting Christmas toy and gift parcels
We are located at 40 Singer Road, East Kilbride Industrial Estate, G75 0XS.
What We Do
Many rely on us because traditional support systems are not working. They may come from broken homes, suffered an illness that prevents working, debt or just struggling to cope with daily life. These are some of the things we do to help those in our community.
We help people with food and the basic necessities including toiletries, cleaning supplies, baby needs and feminine hygiene products.
We also distribute parcels to those we hear about through our various contacts, such as social work departments, who rely on us to support the people they look after. We have different sizes of boxes available for various appetites, from individuals to families.
Every year we provide Christmas food parcels and toys for children, gifts for young people and adults. Due to new GDPR regulations, you will need to come into the food bank to sign up to receive your parcel. Please contact us for more information.
Here for those in need
Approx food parcels prepared per week
Volunteers working at Loaves and Fishes EK
Items We Need
Your kind donations are at the heart of the Loaves and Fishes foodbank. We are gratefully looking for any of the following items which can be dropped off at any of our distribution points or at our warehouse in East Kilbride Kelvin Industrial Estate.
- PACKET – PASTA & SAUCE
- PACKET – SAVOURY RICE
- SUPER NOODLES -instant noodles
- INSTANT MASHED POTATOES
- POT NOODLE
- UHT MILK
- UHT JUICE
- DILUTING JUICE
- CAT FOOD – DRY AND WET
- DOG FOOD – DRY AND WET
- BISCUITS – all
- STOCK CUBES – all flavours
- GRAVY GRANULES
- PASTA SAUCE
- TINNED MEAT – hotdogs, meatballs, tuna fish
- TINNED VEGETABLES – peas, carrots, potatoes, sweet corn, green beans
- DRIED PULSES- red lentils, scotch broth mix
- SPAGHETTI HOOPS
- BAKED BEANS
- CUP OF SOUP
- TINNED MEALS – beans & sausage, chili con carne, tinned curry meal, macaroni and cheese, ravioli
- HARTLEY’S JELLY TABLETS
- CEREAL – all including porridge
Toiletries & Cleaning
- DEODORANT – all kinds
- CHILDREN SHAMPOO
- CHILDREN BATH SOAP
- BABY BATH/SHAMPOO
- RAZORS – 4PK
- SHAMPOO – mens and womens
- SHOWER GEL
- LIQUID SOAP
- BAR SOAP
- BABY WIPES
- TOILET ROLL
- KITCHEN ROLL
- LAUNDRY TABLETS
- WASHING UP LIQUID
- CLEANING SPRAYS (not bleach)
You can also kindly order some items from our Amazon Wish List to help those in need
Thank you Loaves and Fishes EK. The food parcel we received really helped my family through difficult times.
We are very happy with the Christmas box and food parcel from Loaves and Fishes EK – we cannot thank you enough for your help and support!
Thank you so much Loaves and Fishes your generosity has really helped my family through a difficult time.