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Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

The gen­eros­ity of res­i­dents in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang has been praised af­ter a food drive helped re­plen­ish stocks at the lo­cal food bank.

Last month, Women for In­de­pen­dence Ruther­glen an­nounced they were hold­ing a flash, on­line fundraiser.

This was due to an in­crease in de­mand which left many food banks run­ning low on es­sen­tial sup­plies. And lo­cal res­i­dents helped the group smash their tar­get and raise £515 in just two weeks.

Katy Loudon, of the Women for In­de­pen­dence group, said:“We would like to thank the Re­former for pub­li­cis­ing our cam­paign, and to all those who kindly made do­na­tions and shared our story.

“We have been able to make a huge de­liv­ery of the items which the food bank in­di­cated they re­quired, as well as a do­na­tion which will hope­fully help them through the win­ter months.

“This is the sec­ond large-scale fund rais­ing cam­paign we have un­der­taken for the food bank, and yet again we have been over­whelmed by peo­ple’s gen­eros­ity and kind­ness.”

Help­ing hand Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Food­bank duty man­ager Jen­nifer O’Don­nell takes a de­liv­ery from Katy Loudon (cen­tre) and Ja­nine Ca­likes (right) of Women for In­de­pen­dence

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