Oats to tackle hol­i­day hunger

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

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.”

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