If anyone ever says to you that communities don’t pull together anymore or the spirit of giving doesn’t exist just send them down to us at the foodbank.
Once again we are STUFFED to the gunnels with donations from a very generous East Lothian community. I wish I had a before and after shot to show you our empty shelves a month ago compared to the foodbank today. It’s amazing!
Since we put out our harvest heroes appeal we’ve been the lucky recipients of harvest collections from groups across the county and we’ve held a 1-day collection in the Tesco stores in East Lothian (Haddington, North Berwick and Musselburgh).
We’re still receiving and weighing-in the harvest collections but the Tesco collections have been collated and we can tell you they were a massive 4,784.2kg. Nearly 250 crates of food and other items donated and amazingly our band of volunteers, helped along by some visitors, have sorted all the food into categories and have now started on the mammoth task of dating the donations so that we can get everything onto the shelves in the right order.
This collection and the harvest collections have come at just the right time as all of our supplies (except for perhaps the biscuits) were running very low and we’re now happy to report that stocks have been replenished thanks to the public (again!). We really couldn’t help those in need without the generous support of all those who donate to us whether it is one can or a bag of shopping every item helps. THANK YOU!
We would like to say a special thanks to all our our volunteers, Dunbar, North Berwick, Musselburgh and Tranent Rotary and the Abbey Church, for their continued support collecting donations at the stores as well as the guys at Wood Pellets East Lothian and Kath and Rachel for collecting and delivering the donations to the foodbank.
We’ll carry on with the sorting…