Food­bank’s Christ­mas cheer

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Will Hen­shaw

A Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang group have made a gen­er­ous do­na­tion to the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Food­bank.

The Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang branch of Woman for In­de­pen­dence paid a visit to the food­bank lo­cated in St Colum­bkille’s Church Hall to make a do­na­tion of two ham­pers.

Katy Loudon, who is a mem­ber of the group, said: “Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Food­bank were happy to re­ceive a gen­er­ous lux­ury ham­per from the Women for In­de­pen­dence Ruther­glen group. This is the first com­mu­nity ac­tion for the new group, which aims to give women a voice on im­por­tant lo­cal is­sues. Their next meet­ing will be held in Jan­uary, and women from Ruther­glen and sur­round­ing towns will be very wel­come to at­tend.”

A spokesper­son for the food­bank said: “A big thanks for this do­na­tion, it is most wel­come.”

The Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Food­bank opened in Oc­to­ber last year.

Ear­lier this year we re­ported that a sec­ond food­bank had to be opened in Whit­law­burn Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre. A third food­bank will be lo­cated at Cam­bus­lang Bap­tist Church.

To find out more about the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Food­bank visit http:// ruther­g­len­cam­bus­­

Woman for In­de­pen­dence pro­mote Scot­tish In­de­pen­dence and aim to im­prove the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of women in pub­lic and po­lit­i­cal life through­out Scot­land.

To find out more about their group visit http:// www. wom­en­forinde­pen­dence. org.

Dona­tionWomen for In­de­pen­dence mem­bers (left to right) Ja­nine Ca­likes with son Otis (3), Carolyn Ritchie and Gil­lian Mair present ham­pers to food­bank vol­un­teers Jo Simp­son, Mar­garet Wother­spoon and Jean Buchanan

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