Vol­un­teers rely on the kind­ness of oth­ers

Hamilton Advertiser - - ON THE BEAT - Ste­fanie Mc­court

Hamil­ton District Food­bank has been pro­vid­ing emer­gency food and sup­port to lo­cal peo­ple since December 2014.

With run­ning costs of around £5000 a year, the food­bank re­lies on donations to en­able them to con­tinue their work.

Costs in­clude ware­house and dis­tri­bu­tion space to sort and stock do­nated food, and other over­heads such as util­i­ties and in­sur­ances.

Over 22 tonnes of food were do­nated by the lo­cal com­mu­nity be­tween April and Septem­ber this year.

And vol­un­teers are hop­ing for as much sup­port through­out the win­ter.

The food­bank is cur­rently in ur­gent need of items such as UHT milk; sugar; di­lut­ing juice; tinned fruit, rice pud­ding/cus­tard, toma­toes, fish and veg­eta­bles; pasta and rice; tea and cof­fee; bis­cuits, choco­late and toi­letries.

Donations can be dropped off at the food­bank’s base on Town­head Street, the Nazarene Hall in Blan­tyre and the Sal­va­tion Army cen­tre on Burn­blea Street.

Dis­tri­bu­tion cen­tre open­ing times: The Nazarene Hall, Elm Street, Blan­tyre, Tues­day and Thurs­day, 11am till 2pm; 22 Town­head Street, Hamil­ton,tues­day, Thurs­day and Satur­day, noon till 2pm; and The Sal­va­tion Army, Burn­blea Street, Hamil­ton, Mon­day, 11am till 2pm. Call the food­bank on 07884 451512 or email info@ hamil­tondis­trict. food­bank.org.uk.

The food­bank also wel­comes any new of­fers of help with fund­ing – lo­cal busi­nesses, or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­di­vid­u­als in­ter­ested in sup­port­ing the food­bank’s work can find out more at hamil­tondis­trict. food­bank.org.uk/

Donations The food­bank re­lies on gen­eros­ity of lo­cals

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