Help fill other peo­ple’s cup­boards

Paisley Daily Express - - It’s Time To Play Your Part, Young People Urged -

Ren­frew­shire Food­bank is urg­ing fam­i­lies to think of the needy this Christ­mas.

The char­ity runs on do­na­tions and has pleaded for sup­port in the build-up to the fes­tive sea­son.

It pro­vides emer­gency gro­cery parcels to those strug­gling to eat.

Man­ager El­iz­a­beth Alexan­der has ap­pealed for sup­port by giv­ing what­ever can be spared.

She said:“In Ren­frew­shire, peo­ple are go­ing with­out food.

“Peo­ple com­ing to the food­bank have been miss­ing meals, of­ten for days at a time. This may be be­cause of un­pre­dictable, in­se­cure work with an un­re­li­able in­come or un­ex­pected ben­e­fit de­lays.

“Ev­ery­one should have enough food to eat, but this is not the case.

“We are the last re­sort for peo­ple.”

Ren­frew­shire Food­bank says it ex­pects num­bers seek­ing help to rise by 50 per cent over the next 12 months. The ser­vice al­ready op­er­ates cen­tres in Pais­ley, John­stone, Ren­frew and Ersk­ine.

Emer­gency pack­ages were handed out to al­most 9,000 peo­ple last year – with 2,400 go­ing to chil­dren.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.ren­frew­shire.food­bank.org. uk

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