Oats to tackle holiday hunger
More than 90,000 packets of porridge oats have been donated to Fife Council to help combat school holiday hunger.
Eleven pallets were delivered to the Fife Council Bankhead depot, to be distributed throughout the community.
Iain Anderson, community food development worker, was given the mammoth task of making sure the 92,736 packets of porridge went to good homes.
They were very generously donated by Quaker Oats in Fife, and have a shelf life of January 2019.
Foodbanks in Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline were among those who benefited from the packages, as well as the Fife temporary housing unit who will be distributing within temporary accommodation.
Fife Council co-leader David Alexander said: “The donation was tremendous and very welcome. Who can turn down 100,000 porridge breakfasts?
“The difficulty was distribution and that’s where the council came in given our resources.
“After distribution it was then up to the third sector to do their bit and without any shadow of a doubt they did.
“They deserve full praise for the work they are doing throughout Fife.
“This hadn’t been done before but the partnership working involved has cemented the links between the organisations involved and that has to be good for future programmes.
“Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved.”