23rd November 2016

Thanks to the generosity of the people of Cupar and the surrounding area, we have been able to provide Christmas Hampers to families in need over the Christmas period, as well as providing emergency food parcels throughout the year. Our latest statistics show an increase in the numbers of people having to rely on the foodbank in times of crisis during the past year we have fed 1375 people, providing 16,500 meals.

We expect this Christmas to be our busiest yet given rising food costs, housing benefit caps and delays in benefits being paid. People on low incomes are already struggling to meet daily living costs and buying basic Christmas gifts for children, places tremendous demands on budgets that are already stretched to the limit. At Cupar Foodbank we want everyone to have a Happy Christmas this year, but we need your help to ensure that we can provide for every family referred to us.

There are a number of ways you could help us to help others:

1. Sponsor a Christmas Hamper – We would like local businesses and organisations to donate £50 to sponsor a Christmas Hamper. Your business will be published in our list of donors and the name of your business/ organisation will be included on the Christmas card we send out with the hamper. Further details are available on our website or by calling Fiona on 07474453153.

2.Financial Donations – We hope to provide every family with fresh meat, fresh vegetables and fresh fruit this Christmas. Making a financial donation will enable us to purchase fresh produce prior to delivering the Christmas Hampers. Donations can be made by cheque – Made payable to Cupar Foodbank , 21 St Catherine St, Cupar, KY154TA or by BACS payment at RBS, Sort Code 83 17 23, Account No: 00269012.

3.Donate items from our Christmas shopping list –

UHT Milk – Full fat / Semi – skimmed

Large/ small jars coffee

Hot chocolate


Long life fruit juice/ diluting juice no added sugar.


Tinned – ravioli/ bolognaise/ macaroni cheese

Jar pasta sauce


Jar Curry/ sweet and sour sauce

Tins tuna

Fray Bentos Pies

Tins hotdogs

Tins meatballs

Tins cold meats

Tins potatoes, peas, carrots, sweetcorn

Tins fruit cocktail

Tins Fruit

Tins custard

Tins rice pudding

Selection box for each child.

Chocolate coins /sweets

Box Shortbread

Tin of biscuits

Box Mince Pies

Large bag or multi pack Crisps/ savoury treats.

Sponge Puddings

Trifle sponges


Savoury biscuits

Heavy duty shopping bags


It would be helpful if all donations were received by Monday 12th December as this will give volunteers time to pack hampers prior to delivery during Christmas week:

Donations can be made at Cupar Foodbank- Monday 11-3, Wednesday 4-6, Friday 11-3, 5-6.

Local churches.

The SNP office – Crossgate – during opening hours.

Donations made in store at Tesco Cupar/ St Andrew’s generate a 20% financial top-up, therefore if you shop at Tesco donating in store helps us financially and saves you having to deliver goods.

Many thanks and Best Wishes for A Very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year

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