Opening Hours

We are still working to strict open hours for members of the public to drop off donations.

OPEN Hours – Donations ONLY

Tuesday & Thursday: 11.30-1

Wednesday & Friday: 10-12

We still have many coming to us when when we are not open to the public or during hours reserved for service users. We are asking the public to *please* honour these hours to eliminate the risk to our volunteers and services users.

Our volunteers have worked very hard to ensure the safety of our volunteers and service users. We have to prepare our areas carefully *in advance* to be able to take donations *only* during these times.

We realise this may seem inconvenient to many but please be assured that we take the health and well-being of our services users and volunteers very seriously.

Please do not abuse our volunteers or get frustrated when we ask you to come back during our published opening times for donations..

Thank you very much for your continued support.

Need Food and Essentials? Get in Touch

We have been phoning all our service users this week to make arrangements for food parcels and essentials.

Many do not have contact phone numbers or addresses for us to get in touch or. If you could please fill out this online form so we arrange a parcel for you. (Click the word * form * below)

Form

As we are following strict guidance for COVID19 to protect service users, donors, and volunteers, we *will not* operating a drop in service at this time.

Opening hours for appointments are posted on our website and Facebook pages.



Re-opening of Food Bank

Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers who have spent countless hours deep cleaning the food bank, and our generous donations of food and essentials, we are ready to re-open the food bank.

We will be re-opening next week for limited hours and days. Our opening hours will be posted on our web site and on our Facebook page.


Each week there is a dedicated day and hours for donations ONLY.

See info here

Want to make a one-off donation? We are doing our best to limit the spread of the virus by encouraging donors to use online donation services rather than cash.

For more information on how to do direct banking, Paypal, or to fund raise with JustGiving please see our dedicated information page https://loavesandfishesek.com/giving/


Each week there is a dedicated day and hours for service user appointments.

See info here for Service User Appointments ONLY

We will have strict social distancing measures in place.

We will be phoning all of our service users from Tuesday to make arrangements for food parcels and essentials. We will not be operating a drop in service at this time.

As we are normally a very busy service, we ask the public and our service users please only come on days and hours we have provided for you. This is for the safety and well-being of our service users, volunteers, and members of the public.

We are keeping informed about the any government announcements regarding COVID19 and may need to make further changes. We will post any changes on our Facebook page and our website.

Thank you for your continued support and patience.

Thank you & Update

We want to extend a depth of gratitude to so many who have donated to us during our lock down.

We cannot express how much this means to those we support in our community.

We are still taking donations at these locations in East Kilbride if you wish to drop items in our collection boxes.

Have a donation? Please contact us to make arrangements for collection or drop off during our lock down.

We hope to be opening shortly once we have further guidance from officials that it is safe to do so. Please be aware that when we do open, we will likely operate on restricted hours with different procedures. Please be patient with us while we get things in place.

Food, cleaning supplies and  Protective & Sanitising Supplies are especially needed.

We need protective masks for our volunteers. If you can make any, that would be wonderful. See how to make them link here. Any extras made will be given to our care workers in the community.

The Corona Virus has caused an increased demand for goods across the sector and food is scarce on shelves. Do consider a cash donation if you you are unable to find items but still wish to support us. This will allow us to purchase food and essentials once stock becomes available.

Giving to Loaves and Fishes

We will post on our Facebook pages and our website once we have made the decision to open again. Please check periodically and pass this information to those in need.

Again we thank you for your continued support and well wishes during this challenging time. – Denis Curran MBD, Chair of Loaves and Fishes

Donations during Food Bank closure

We recognise than you may have donations of food or supplies to give to the food bank during our closure.

If you have donations, please contact us on email to make arrangements with our volunteers, who are not at risk, to get the donation to the food bank.

We also have collection points at the following locations in East Kilbride if you wish to drop items in our collection boxes.

Local churches

Food, cleaning supplies and  Protective & Sanitising Supplies are especially needed.

The Corona Virus has caused an increased demand for goods across the sector and food is scarce on shelves. Do consider a cash donation if you you are unable to find items but still wish to support us. This will allow us to purchase food and essentials once stock becomes available.

Giving to Loaves and Fishes

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement. The closure is temporary. The safety of our service users, volunteers, and public who donate to us is very important.

We want to reassure the public that we will be up and running shortly. Please keep an eye out for updates.