Congratulations to the hard-working staff and volunteers from Renfrewshire Foodbank who have been honoured, this year, with the Provost of Renfrewshire’s Community Group Award. Here, at Arthur McKay, we provide local support to Renfrewshire Foodbank by organising staff collections of basic household and non-perishable food items. A little effort from our colleagues goes a long way to supporting families who are experiencing financial hardship.
Elizabeth Alexander, Project Manager for Renfrewshire Foodbank, commented:
“I would like to thank Arthur McKay for the support you have given to Renfrewshire Foodbank over the past year. We could not do the work we do without the help of donors who help us to provide people in need with nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food parcels.
People visiting the Foodbank are welcomed with a cup of tea, listened to and signposted to agencies who are able to help resolve underlying issues. It is a wonderful example of the community working together to help local people in crisis.”
Sadly, in today’s society the demand for Foodbanks is on the rise.
Between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, the Trussell Trust’s foodbank network distributed 1,332,952 three-day emergency food parcels to people in crisis; representing a 13% increase on the previous year. Source: www.trusselltrust.org
Renfrewshire Foodbank is committed to providing emergency food relief to individuals and families experiencing financial hardship. For more information or to volunteer support, see their website.
Renfrewshire Foodbank is a Registered Charity (SC044200) seeded by the Trussell Trust.
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