Why Does The Kirkcaldy Foodbank Need Our Help?
I love living in Scotland, particularly in Fife, and yet I am increasingly aware of the inequalities in this region and have volunteered to make up food parcels for Kirkcaldy Foodbank for well over two years now. What I find most astounding is that the need is growing. Universal Credit, piloted in an area of high deprivation, has compounded the difficulties families and individuals are facing and the Foodbank is struggling to keep up with demand. Given no government funding they rely solely on generous donations of food and money. This got me thinking:
What else can I do to Support Kirkcaldy Foodbank?
I decided that I could do more and so:
During November and December 2019
any royalties for copies of ‘The Healing Paths of Fife’
sold on Kindle worldwide will go to
Here is a video which gives you glimpses of The Fife Coastal Path, the journey I walked on and the unusual folks from history who I met along the way and enjoyed a wee blether with.
Facts about Kirkcaldy
“Kirkcaldy Area is among the most deprived areas of Fife, with 23 of 80 datazones in the area
featuring in the 20% most deprived for Scotland (SIMD 2016). Across Kirkcaldy area, 15.3% of the
total population is income deprived (compared to 12.4% for Fife), while 13.0% of the working age
population is employment deprived (compared to 11.0% for Fife).”
quote from Local Area Strategic Assessment 2018
“Kirkcaldy Children are the Poorest in Fife
quote from Fife Today 2018
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