Apply for an emergency food parcel from the Bo'ness Community Pantry
Food top-ups with lashings of community spirit
Here in Bo’ness, we’ve got an army of healthy helpers ready to drop off free weekly food parcels to anyone who needs help (a new referral must be made each week you need it). Bo’ness Community Pantry is for anyone who’s affected economically by the coronavirus – and we know that can mean any of us.
To get a free package dropped off, it’s simple. Every week you know you’re in need, just complete the form to arrange delivery to your door. Bear in mind, we only deliver Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays so we may not get a delivery to you for a maximum of three days, unless you are in desperate need in which case please indicate on the form.
Who can apply?
Anyone who lives in Bo’ness or Blackness who is affected financially by COVID-19 and is struggling to buy a week’s groceries. You can apply for a maximum of one delivery each week per household. Many of our referrals are people who wouldn’t normally need a food top-up, but these are unprecedented times. You can also apply on behalf of someone who can’t access our website.
What do you get?
Pantry deliveries come in 2 sizes, Single or Family, and contains a week’s basic food supply of tinned food / pasta / sauces. We hope each will also contain frozen meat and fresh veg/ fruit, but this will depend on availability. Your first delivery should also include household basics such as loo roll, cleaning fluids, toothpaste and soap.
What about special dietary requirements?
Unfortunately we can’t cater for allergies and food requirements – we will try to help where we can, but we can’t promise. Recipients will need to check the food for themselves.
Is it safe?
All our helpers follow strict hygiene guidelines, regularly using hand sanitiser throughout deliveries. For their safety, please do not ask anyone to carry the delivery into your home. All our helpers are under strict orders to not take part if they are symptomatic and to self-quarantine following Government advice.
Who runs the Pantry?
Bo’ness Community Pantry is part of the UK Government’s initiative to keep Britain fed while the economy is affected by COVID-19. It is run by local helpers under the umbrella of Bo'ness Old Kirk, collaborating with Bo’ness Storehouse, in partnership with Falkirk Council and Falkirk Community Trust.
Sign up for a Pantry delivery by clicking the button below.