Govan Community Project’s food distribution project has had a great few months! We’re really pleased to have set up a new partnership with Locavore, a social enterprise health food shop based in Govanhill, Glasgow, which exists to help build a more sustainable local food system that is better for the local economy, the environment and our communities. Locavore are now donating their surplus fruit and veg to us on a Wednesday each week, and what great produce it’s been! It’s great to be able to provide fresh, organic veggies to people who rely on food aid and don’t usually have access to this kind of produce.

And better still – Locavore are also running a ‘pay-it-forward’ campaign for GCP in their store at the moment, where customers can help asylum seeking community members access items that they would otherwise struggle to get hold of, by buying a voucher for £1, £2 or £5. We couldn’t be happier.

In more good news for GCP, we also recently received an incredibly generous donation of dry food items from church members at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Maryhill, who have long supported GCP by donating Christmas presents asylum seeking and refugee families. Last week, a church member arrived with a car packed to bursting with rice, pasta, toiletries and such things. We’ve never seen the foodbank so well stocked! This food will keep our Destitution Food Project going, which provides emergency food parcels for asylum seekers who’s financial support has been terminated, or who are newly arrived in Glasgow with absolutely nothing.

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