Published: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
Golden Jubilee joins forces with Foodshare programme
The Golden Jubilee National Hospital has announced that they have joined forces with the West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare (WDCF) programme, setting up a donation point on the site.
WDCF was established in 2012 to provide an emergency supply system for individuals or families who have found themselves temporarily without food in the local community.
By joining the programme, the Golden Jubilee will be joining several public and private sector institutions throughout West Dunbartonshire who have established public donation points, accepting donations of non-perishable items, such as tinned foods, packets of soup, rice, pasta, pasta sauces, tea bags, instant coffee and cereals.
June Rogers, Director of Operations, commented on the partnership: "Whilst our primary focus will always be healthcare and ensuring we provide the highest possible standard of care for all of our patients, we have a corporate social responsibility to our local community.
"As such, we are delighted to be working alongside our colleagues at WDCF to play an active, positive and beneficial role in the community; supporting people through difficult situations. We are actively encouraging all of our staff and visitors to give generously to this important cause."
The Golden Jubilee regularly support charitable causes including the British Heart Foundation Mending Broken Hearts Campaign, and some of our Ophthalmic surgeons recently returning from life changing charity work in Ethiopia. The Golden Jubilee also actively promotes and supports staff in their private fundraising efforts.
Jim Cormie, Board of Trustees Member of WDCF, commented: "So many people are finding it difficult in these times of austerity and it is having an impact across the entire Community. We know that this can't be a long term solution, but rather we aim to help give people the time they need to get back on their feet.
"The support of the Golden Jubilee is a great step for us in our ongoing fight against poverty in West Dunbartonshire."
Eligibility for the Foodshare programme is based on individual circumstances and is not intended as a regular supplement for low income. Anyone requiring additional support can ask at Foodshare outlets and will be advised on how to contact relevant support services.
The hospital's Foodshare point is now open and can be found at the Main Reception area.