Moray Foodbank donations up
KIND-HEARTED people have been thanked for their generosity in the run up to Christmas.
Moray Foodbank has been overwhelmed by support from the public.
Donations of food and cash have been streaming in, including one from a seven-year-old boy who gave his pocket money.
Volunteers at the foodbank, based in Elgin’s Batchen Street, have been rushed off their feet with two weeks’ worth of food boxes going out to those in need in the three days before Christmas.
Speaking on Christmas Eve, Andy Walker, foodbank coordinator, said: "We normally put out about 32 parcels a week, but we put out 65 parcels the week before last, and so far we’ve put out 59 in this three day week.
"We have to thank the fantastic generosity of the folk who have supported us with donations of food and money.
"It’s all coming in one end and going out the other."
He added: "I would say the figure is up on last year but I don’t like saying that because it sounds as if we’re trying to beat last year’s figures and we’re not.
"It’s good news, that people have been so generous, but bad news that people still need the parcels."
People who use the foodbank are referred to the organisation by social services.
Established last year by Community Food Moray, volunteers are preparing tot move the foodbank to Elgin High Street early next year.
The foodbank will be closed until Monday.