The Foodbank has moved back to its old location. Access from the main entrance, 36 Millbrix Avenue, Glasgow G14 0EP.
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 church is situated in one of the most economically deprived areas of Scotland according to Government census statistics. The Foodbank was begun by members and friends of the congregation, some of whom had personal experience of food poverty, who wished to help others facing the same challenges today.
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 Maryhill district, at Ruchill Kelvinside Parish Church (open Thursdays, 12 - 2). 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 foodbanks.
A full account of our work can be found (and downloaded if you wish) in our latest Annual Report. Click the icon below to access it.
How can I help?
You can help the Foodbank, either at Blawarthill or in one of our distribution centres at Maryhill, by volunteering as much time as you are able to give.
You find out much more in the Foodbank's web page - just click the Foodbank icon below.