The Good Food Fund is our project to help people in the community who find themselves in the desperate situation of needing emergency food aid. It is an alternative model to traditional food banks which rely on donations of tinned and dry goods from members of the public for distribution to those in need.
Our model uses cash donations to provide fresh food and store cupboard staples to those in need. This means rather than supermarkets profiting from people buying for food banks we can use our position as a retailer take away the retail margin and make cash donations go further.
We primarily partner with The Space in Govanhill who have volunteers that come to us each week to pack up boxes of fresh vegetables and groceries for distribution to local families. We also send fresh vegetables to Glasgow South East Food Bank every Friday along with store cupboard staples on an occasional basis.
To make a donation, you can either put some coins into the green tin at the till in our shop or set up a direct debit on our website: www.glasgowlocavore.org/pay – let us know if you’d like to make a one off, weekly or monthly payments. You can send us a cheque made payable to “Good Food Fund” or donate via bank transfer (Good Food Fund; sort code 80-22-60; account number 12354669). If you’re a veg box customer, you can also donate through the Open Food Network.