This is an opportunity to help those most in-need here, in Glasgow, & internationally, in Malawi. Plus you can use the opportunity to have a wee clear-out & get some volunteering hours in!
There are many different ways to get involved:
Strathclyde Foodbank Society
Glasgow NE Trussell Trust
The items currently most needed are: UHT milk, diluting juice, tinned fish, powdered potato, shampoo, tinned fruit, tinned ham & dog food.
Strath Mary’s Meals
Backpack project for children attending Mary’s Meals school feeding programmes
Backpacks are filled with stationary (a pencil case, notebook pens, pencils, crayons, a ruler, a sharpener, an eraser), clothing (for ages 4-12; a dress or t-shirt, shorts or a skirt, & flip-flops or sandals), hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, towel & bar of soap), a small ball, plus a spoon to eat their Mary’s Meals porridge with!
If you can't give items to donate, you can also donate using the options above
Any & all donations are greatly appreciated & will be split 50/50 between the Strathclyde Foodbank Society, working with the Glasgow NE Trussell Trust, & the Mary’s Meals sponsored school in Malawi.
If you would like a PDF of the items to collect, you can access one HERE
If you're not sure if an item, especially clothes, can be used in the Backpack Project or taken by the Foodbank, feel free to bring it anyway as we can take items to the Mary's Meals shop where it'll help feed more children across 19 countries!
The donation drive
Please book a 15min drop-off slot below, this is to reduce the number of people turning up at one time so we can ensure adequate social distancing can take place. If you/your group have collected many items (i.e. so many that you may need multiple trips to bring them in) please feel free to book multiple slots.
Do NOT attend if you are experiencing symptoms of, or have recently tested positive for, COVID-19. There is another drive in 2 weeks time to allow for 14 days isolation.
*The concourse is the raised seating area on level 1 in front of the yellow offices*
Please note that the Mary's Meals Backpack Project is not currently open to new projects due to a backlog in the warehouse (and there is no date as to when they will be). Strathclyde Mary's Meals began prep for their project in Summer after the opportunity re-opened after Lockdown and have arranged to do the project directly with Mary's Meals. So, if you are interested in doing your own project, please know you cannot do so currently but you are welcome to get involved with the Strathclyde Mary's Meals one. If you have any questions about this, don't hesitate to get in contact with us email@example.com