How you can help
What Renfrewshire Foodbank needs: ● Christmas treats like selection boxes, mince pies, boxes of biscuits and boxes of chocolate (until December 15) ● Tins of vegetables, potatoes, fruit, meat, fish, soup and custard ● UHT milk and long-life fruit juice ● Dried rice and pasta and pasta sauces ● Toiletries like soap, toothpaste, shaving gel and shampoo ● Toilet roll and sanitary products ● Breakfast cereal ● Tea bags and instant coffee
Where you can donate: ● The Paisley Daily Express office at the YMCA, at the corner of High Street and New Street, between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday ● The Renfrewshire Foodbank donation centre at Unit 12, 80 Abercorn Street, Paisley on Monday and Friday, 10am till noon and on Thursday evenings from 5pm till 7pm (until Friday, December 22) ● Tesco stores in Paisley East Lane, Linwood and Renfrew ● Co-op stores in Neilston Road, Bridge of Weir, Kilbarchan, Houston and Renfrew ● Morrisons supermarket in Johnstone
If you think you might benefit from a Foodbank donation: ● More than 100 local organisations including social work departments, churches, charities, doctor’s surgeries and local groups have vouchers for the Foodbank. If you think you might be struggling, talk to someone who can help you get referred to Renfrewshire Foodbank
Renfrewshire Foodbank: ● A total of 4,190 emergency food supplies were handed out between April 1 and September 30 this year, compared to 3,038 in the same period in 2016 ● Of this number, 1,152 parcels went to children between April 1 and September 30 this year, compared to 3,038 in the same period in 2016.