Reverse Advent - Drumchapel Foodbank Collection

During December 2019 our staff team arranged to host a collection for Drumchapel Foodbank at our office.  Our Housing Assistant, Lauren McLaren, came up with the idea of hosting a Reverse Advent Calendar approach where each day, people could bring in food, household items or toiletries to donate to the foodbank.

We would like to thank everyone who donated to the Reverse Advent collection, with an estimate of over £500 worth of items donated!  We could not have done this without our residents, committee, staff and contractors who all joined in the spirit of giving during the festive period.  

We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our contractors in supporting not only Pineview residents, but the wider Drumchapel community through their involvement in the Reverse Advent. 

Special thanks to our contractors:

  • Jim Gilmour Decorators
  • JS Harvie & Co (Painting Contractors)
  • Magnus Electrical Services Ltd
  • W Mc Heating and Plumbing Services

Staff delivered the collection of food, household items and toiletries to Drumchapel Foodbank, where it was gratefully received.  Our Management Committee also made a cash donation of £250.00 to the foodbank in line with our Donations Policy in December 2019.   

Drumchapel Food Bank are currently accepting cash donations to help with tackling fuel poverty amongst their clients.  With this help, their clients will be able to bring their pre-payment keys and cards to their office, where staff will top up for them.  For more information about Drumchapel Foodbank visit their facebook page:




20196 Reverse Advent

Joyce Orr and Lauren Mclaren