Our Foodbank was established in 2012 by the churches in Jedburgh, with help from the Salvation Army, to support struggling families and individuals in Jedburgh and the surrounding area.
Donors are the Jedburgh, Oxnam and Ancrum group of churches.
We are an unusual food bank in that we deliver parcels to houses rather than run as a kind of shop. A family food parcel is likely to consist of at least three heavy bags which are difficult to to manage for clients who are unlikely to have cars.
Donations can be dropped off at St John’s, St Mary’s churches and Jedburgh Old & Trinity, in the church buildings or their halls, and at Jed Fitness Centre in the foyer.
Items which go into every food parcel given are:-
Cereal- all types
Dry pasta – all shapes
Instant coffee – small jars
Jam or marmalade
Tins of rice pudding
Tins of fruit – all types
Simple long-life desserts e.g. individual sponge puddings, Instant Whip
Tins of potatoes / packets of potato mash
Tins of vegetables – especially peas, carrots, mixed veg and green beans
Small tins of cold meats – ham, chicken, Spam, luncheon meat and corned beef
Tinned hot meats – chicken in sauce, mince with onions, peas or carrots, beef stew, curry, korma, chilli, haggis, sausages, meat balls, vegetarian meat balls, spaghetti bolognese, tinned meat pies and puddings
Tinned and packeted whole meals – macaroni cheese, cauliflower cheese, spaghetti in sauce, full breakfast, ravioli in sauce
Tins of fish – tuna, salmon, sardines, pilchards.