Edinburgh during August is host to a huge number of performers, cultural practitioners and visitors, who may only be staying in the for a short amount of time. At the same time, there is an significant need from local foodbanks and charities that support local people living in Edinburgh.
First run in 2015, the Edinburgh Fringe Food Bank Collection seeks to provide an opportunity for those leaving Edinburgh at the end of August to donate their leftover food and period products, for redistribution by the three charities.
Any and all are welcome to donate, the collection will run:
10am – 8pm, Friday 3 – Monday 27 August 2018 at Fringe Central
11am – 5pm, Sunday 26th August 2018 at the Three Sisters pub
Supporting local charities
This year, there are three local charities that will be supported through the event:
Who they are: This is a local food bank set up to support the people of Edinburgh. They offer anyone the option to come down and ask for food when they need it most
What they accept: Unopened food packs of any kind
Granton Community Orchard Garden
Who they are: This charity grows fruit trees to give to local children who can’t afford to get their 5-a-day. They also run a soup kitchen to feed the less fortunate of Edinburgh.
What they accept: Any opened food donations
The Homeless Period
Who they are: This charity redistributes feminine hygiene products to homeless woman experiencing period poverty
What they accept: Any sealed tampons / sanitary towels. If you’ve opened a pack and you have some unopened (individually wrapped) tampons / sanitary towels you can bring them.