Start Up Stirling In Bloom

Published on March 01, 2023

Start Up Stirling In Bloom

Start Up Stirling’s first fundraising campaign for 2023 encourages our supporters to help us to support people in hardship throughout the Stirling Council area, so that they are nourished, and encouraged to flourish and grow.

Spring is the time for new beginnings and for many of the people that Start Up Stirling supports, the past Winter has been one of the toughest that they have ever experienced. By December 2022, we had received 1,932 referrals for Crisis food, and supported 3,682 people, the highest that we have ever had.

With Spring returning, we are continuing to provide more support, so that people experiencing hardship across the Stirling Council area have a brighter future. We want our services to help Stirling residents to be nourished by the Crisis Food Service, as well as helping local communities to flourish at the Community Hubs throughout the area by providing a space to socialise, make new friends and have a cup of tea. We also want to provide support to help people to grow and give them a fresh start after difficult times in their lives, by providing a Home Starter pack when someone is entering a new tenancy. This would give them the basics that they need to make their new house a home.

"Getting to sit down and having a cuppa and a biscuit and getting to speak to someone outside from my family is great." (Quote from a food bank service user).

We are inviting support for their “Start Up Stirling In Bloom” Spring campaign in a number of ways, all of which will make a difference to the people that we help, from food donations for crisis food parcels, providing items for the Home Starter packs, or food and funds to develop Community Hubs across the area. Please visit the fundraising page for more information about the campaign and how you can help.