We are recruiting

Published on September 15, 2021

We are looking for a Community & Events Fundraiser to join our team.

If you would like to join the charity and help us support people across the Stirling Council area

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Volunteer Focus - Margaret Hughes – Foodbank Volunteer

Published on August 12, 2021

This is part of a short series of posts to highlight our volunteers and how their roles have changed.

It was heartbreaking when COVID 19 struck and all volunteers over a certain age had to isolate... BUT we are back!

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Volunteer Focus - David Clark – Volunteer Driver for the home deliveries and Foodbank Volunteer

Published on August 12, 2021

This is part of a short series of posts to highlight our volunteers and how their roles have changed.

I had not imagined for a moment that, in my eighth decade, I would become a 'white van man'! But that is the direction in which my volunteering with Start Up has taken me. The early months of the pandemic saw a shift in the style of Start Up's provision to its clients and brought the need for an increase in the team of delivery drivers. The two distribution points in Stirling church halls had to be closed and all deliveries to clients were done to their homes by the vans. So, when the first lockdown started to ease, I became a white van man (usually it was the wee silver van, although occasionally I was allowed out with the big Transit). But none of this happened before I had undertaken an assessment of my driving skills, something I last did as a teenager at my driving test away back in the 1960s!

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Volunteer Focus - Mary Birch – Warehouse Volunteer

Published on August 12, 2021

This is part of a short series of posts to highlight our volunteers and how their roles have changed.

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Volunteer Focus - Stan Holden - Warehouse Volunteer and Team Leader

Published on August 12, 2021

This is part of a short series of posts to highlight our volunteers and how their roles have changed.

When Tricia, our Volunteer and Training Coordinator, asked me to write a few lines on the changes to the routine in the warehouse since our foodbanks restarted, my initial thought was “Well, we have more time for a proper coffee break now, and more time to catch up on each other’s gossip” but on reflection “She probably wants me to mention how these changes have impacted our WORK and not our PLAY!”

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Get set for summer & school

Published on July 07, 2021

Summer can be a great time of year, full of fun and excitement for children and their families, but for many it can be one of the most difficult times of year, both financially and emotionally.

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Uniforms Have United Stirling Football and Rugby Clubs

Published on July 07, 2021

Stirling Albion Football Club, Stirling County Rugby Club and Stirling University Football Club are united in their resolve to support children living in hardship in the Stirling area.

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Volunteer Week 2021 - Thank you Cakes.

Published on June 21, 2021

For Volunteers Week 2021 the lovely Mary made us some cupcake and afternoon tea's to thank all our volunteers for all they do.
Thank you Mary, they all looked wonderful, and our volunteers said they tasted even better.

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Thank You Brea

Published on June 16, 2021

A huge thank you to our friends at Brea who recently made a very generous donation which will fund the fresh food items we need from Central Produce & Egglicious Eggs for the whole of July! The fresh food we distribute in our emergency food packs is so important to ensure that those we support have a nutritious and balanced diet. Thank you, Brea and good luck following your re-opening! Be sure to book your table here

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