More people get food handouts
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.’