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Taylor Swift’s generosity: Popstar donates to Edinburgh food bank



Popstar Taylor Swift has continued her streak of generosity after donating to local foodbanks in Edinburgh while in the city in the first UK leg of her sell-out Eras tour. 

The international superstar, 34, has quickly earned a reputation for her donation to charitable causes around the world as she travels the globe with her much-anticipated three-and-a-half hour show.

But after her first concerts in the Scottish capital broke long-standing attendance records, saw tens of thousands flock to the city and residents reporting her music could be heard miles away, it was revealed Swift had also left behind a sizeable charitable donation.

Taking to social media on Monday, the Edinburgh Food Project, said it was informed before her first concert on Friday that she would be ‘making a donation to support foodbanks across the city’.

The charity told MailOnline it has agreed not to reveal the exact amount of money donated by Swift, but said it will ‘make a big difference to the people we support.’

Taylor Swift, 34, came to the UK for the first leg of her Eras tour in Edinburgh, which began on Friday
The Edinburgh Food Project has seven foodbanks around the city, including one at Priestfield Parish Church (pictured)
As well as playing sold out shows to 220,000 fans, Swift has also made a sizeable donation to a local foodbank charity
Charity Edinburgh Food Project took to social media to thanks Taylor Swift for the donation, but did not reveal the amount

Director Bethany Biggar said: ‘We are thrilled that Taylor has decided to support the foodbanks and leave a lasting impact on Edinburgh. 

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‘Things are really tough for a lot of people right now, so it is lovely to see someone like Taylor spreading such positivity.’

Edinburgh Food Bank also included a link for members of the public to donate £13 in their post – a nod to current speculation among fans – known as Swifties – that there may be an announcement coming from the singer on June 13. 

This date also marks her 100th show of the Eras tour. 

It is not the first time the Down Bad singer has contributed to food initiatives on her tour.

Before beginning the leg of her tour in Tampa, Florida in April 2023, she donated an unspecified large sum to Feeding Tampa Bay.

The charity said Swift had donated enough money to fund 125,000 meals for those in need, and praised her for ‘being a hero’ on its Instagram page.

And in the state of Victoria, Australia, Swift also made a significant donation to Foodbank Victoria. 

Taking to Instagram, Foodbank Victoria posted a familiar image of the superstar on-stage with the caption ‘OMG Thank you’.

‘As if we couldn’t love you anymore than we already do,’ the organisation captioned the post.

Swift last week stunned fans in Edinburgh with a collection of beautiful outfits during her three-and-a-half hour show
The charity also operates a hub at the Thistle Centre of Wellbeing in Craigmillar, Edinburgh

Fans flocked to the Scottish city, breaking attendance records for a Scottish concert three nights in a row
From Edinburgh, the Down Bad singer will travel to Liverpool, Cardiff and London before crossing the sea to Ireland

It is thought the singer makes donations in all the cities she visits during the Eras tour.

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Fans were quick to praise her actions, with one writing today: ‘She’s just great.’ 

A second added: ‘Wow. And wow again. Babe, speechless. It was awesome when I saw you do this in Houston. Love you so much.’

The Edinburgh Food Project has seven foodbanks and a further donation point for food to be dropped off. 

It comes after Swift thanked fans in Edinburgh after her shows broke Scottish attendance records for a concert three nights in a row. 

Taking to Instagram on Monday, she wrote: ‘Edinburgh!!! You truly blew me away this weekend. 

‘Thank you for breaking the all-time attendance record for a stadium show in Scotland 3 times in a row and for all the ways you made us feel right at home. Love you, all 220,000 of you!!!’

She is now preparing for the second leg of her UK visit, with three concerts in Liverpool from Wednesday, before heading to Cardiff, London and later on to the Republic of Ireland.

It was reported earlier that she has rented a private cottage in the Cotswolds, where she will stay for the remainder of her time in the UK. 

On Friday before her first Edinburgh show, she was in London visiting friend and model Cara Delevingne. 

Representatives for Taylor Swift were contacted for comment. 

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