Livingston Free Church has now become a drop off point for West Lothian’s food bank program – http://westlothian.foodbank.org.uk/
Please take a look at the list below and drop of any donations when the church is open (see calendar for times).
How a foodbank works
Food is donated
You can donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank by dropping off your donations at the church which is then taken to be sorted later. All food given out by foodbanks is donated.
Food is sorted and stored
Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.
Frontline care professionals identify people in need
Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
Clients receive food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.
Our foodbank also runs a rural delivery service, which takes emergency foodboxes to clients living in rural areas who cannot afford to get to a foodbank.