Help fill other people’s cupboards
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