I am writing as a friend of our foodbank to ask for your support to encourage Lothian Buses to reverse its decision to stop using single journey paper tickets.But you can make a donation to the foodbank here.
These paper tickets are used at our seven foodbank centres to give to clients, who we find through conversation, have travelled a long distance to collect an emergency food pack.
The alternative is for us to use Lothian's 'm-tickets' via mobile phones or 'smart cards' that have to be pre-loaded and topped up with a minimum of 10 journeys. Neither of these will allow us to supply single tickets leaving those already in crisis to carry food packs weighing between 11 and 26 kilograms substantial distances.
We would ask you to consider signing the following on-line petitions to keep this valuable resource used by many of Edinburgh Charities:
38 Degrees Petition to Lothian Buses - CLICK HERE
City of Edinburgh Council Petition - CLICK HERE
Please feeel free to pass this on to friends and relatives to gain their support too.
Ewan WalkerOperations ManagerEdinburgh Food Project
12 March 2016
Appeal from Edinburgh foodbank
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