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Recent announcements by the Chancellor of the Exchequer include a £1.5 billion package of improvements to Universal Credit with new measures designed to address issues faced by some claimants. This is good news for many low income families however the changes are not immediate and will gradually be rolled out during 2018, which means that many people will struggle over the festive period to manage their finances and feed their families.

The Salvation Army are witnessing an unprecedented demand for emergency food and this demand always gets higher at Christmas. Staff at Waverley Housing are pleased to support the work of The Salvation Army by donating food bank items.

If you would like to contribute to this collection you can drop off items at our office premises at 51 North Bridge Street, Hawick.

Food donations mostly include non-perishable items such as cereal, pasta, rice, tinned fruit and coffee or tea – but there are a number of other things to help people and families in crisis and the list below provides suggestions for key items required:

  • Deodorant
  • Toilet paper
  • Shower gel
  • Shaving gel
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Handy wipes
  • Laundry detergent or powder
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Sanitary towels
  • Tampons
  • Nappies
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby food

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