Volunteers rely on the kindness of others
Hamilton District Foodbank has been providing emergency food and support to local people since December 2014.
With running costs of around £5000 a year, the foodbank relies on donations to enable them to continue their work.
Costs include warehouse and distribution space to sort and stock donated food, and other overheads such as utilities and insurances.
Over 22 tonnes of food were donated by the local community between April and September this year.
And volunteers are hoping for as much support throughout the winter.
The foodbank is currently in urgent need of items such as UHT milk; sugar; diluting juice; tinned fruit, rice pudding/custard, tomatoes, fish and vegetables; pasta and rice; tea and coffee; biscuits, chocolate and toiletries.
Donations can be dropped off at the foodbank’s base on Townhead Street, the Nazarene Hall in Blantyre and the Salvation Army centre on Burnblea Street.
Distribution centre opening times: The Nazarene Hall, Elm Street, Blantyre, Tuesday and Thursday, 11am till 2pm; 22 Townhead Street, Hamilton,tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, noon till 2pm; and The Salvation Army, Burnblea Street, Hamilton, Monday, 11am till 2pm. Call the foodbank on 07884 451512 or email info@ hamiltondistrict. foodbank.org.uk.
The foodbank also welcomes any new offers of help with funding – local businesses, organisations and individuals interested in supporting the foodbank’s work can find out more at hamiltondistrict. foodbank.org.uk/
Donations The foodbank relies on generosity of locals