More peo­ple get food hand­outs

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

EMER­GENCY food sup­plies have been given to more than 400 peo­ple in Lochaber in six months.

Lochaber Food Bank handed out 412 do­na­tions be­tween April and Septem­ber this year, com­pared to 218 dur­ing the same pe­riod in 2015.

Lochaber Food Bank man­ager Alex McConachie said: ‘Ev­ery week we meet lo­cal peo­ple like you or me who have been hit by some­thing un­avoid­able - such as ill­ness, a de­lay in wel­fare pay­ments or an un­ex­pected bill - and are un­able to af­ford food.

‘It re­ally is only with the com­mu­nity’s sup­port that we’re able to pro­vide vi­tal emer­gency help when it most mat­ters and we’re con­stantly sur­prised and over­whelmed by lo­cal peo­ple’s gen­eros­ity.’

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