Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
Driven to support foodbank
The kind-hearted members of staff and drivers from Mcgills Buses’ Lockstreet depot in Coatbridge gathered a whopping £150 in donations, which was then used to purchase an enormous haul of festive food for the Coatbridge community foodbank.
The project was co-ordinated by April Lees, operations manager, and her colleague Alex Ringrose, duty manager at the company’s Coatbridge depot, with the pair delighted to drop off their festive goodies to the grateful staff at the town’s foodbank.
April told the Advertiser: “It’s the second donation we have done this year.
“The drivers and the traffic team put their spare change into a bucket out of the goodness of their hearts when they were signing off at the depot and we raised £150.
“The staff at Coatbridge foodbank were over the moon when we dropped off the food recently. They were so grateful and said their donations were very low this year. We are hoping to do another one in January to help them.”
A spokeswoman for the foodbank called the donation “absolutely fantastic”.
She added: “It was just a tremendous amount of food that they have contributed and thanks to them many people will not go hungry over Christmas.
“A while ago we were contacted by Craig from Mcgills who had been given the job to contact foodbanks in the local areas to see what they could do. They have contributed quite a lot and they are intending to do something in .the new year.
“He thought they would start in Coatbridge because it was their community area and it was one of their smaller depots, and it has been very successful.”