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Renfrewshire’s Provost offers a helping hand at local foodbank

Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron joined volunteers of the Renfrewshire Foodbank to prepare and hand out parcels to those in need.

Provost Cameron helped bag up food parcels alongside the regular helpers at the Paisley distribution centre located in the Central Baptist Church.

The Paisley branch is one of four foodbanks in Renfrewshire, set up in partnership with the Trussell Trust and local churches, which gives emergency food and support to local people in crisis.

Since 1 April 2017, the Renfrewshire Foodbank has provided a three day supply of food for more than 7000 people using donations totalling almost 90 tonnes from the local community.

Provost Cameron said: “The selfless work which the volunteers of the foodbank carry out is fantastic and they are a shining example of the community members we have in Renfrewshire.

“While it is sad that people find themselves in the position of needing the support of the foodbank, the vital service provided by the volunteers is extraordinary and I thank them for their unwavering commitment.

“If you are able to donate your time or some food items then please do and ensure that the foodbank can continue to provide support to those who need it.”

Renfrewshire Foodbank Manager, Elizabeth Alexander, said: “I’d like to thank Provost for taking the time to visit the foodbank and offer a helping hand to our fantastic team of volunteers.

“We work hard to support those in need at the foodbank and without their dedication, and the donations from the local community, we couldn’t do the work we do.

“The number of people we have been able to help has risen again this year so it is vital that we continue to receive the support of the local community to ensure we can help those in crisis.

“If you are able to offer your support in any form, please get in touch and we’d be happy to have you on board.”

You can find out more about Renfrewshire Foodbank via their website: renfrewshire.foodbank.org.uk.