MORE than 3,600 people including 1480 children were forced to ask for emergency food parcels in Glasgow last December – the highest number in Scotland.
The Trussell Trust, which runs a network of foodbanks across the city, has warned that demand may be even greater this Christmas.
Today the Evening Times launches Bank.On.Us a festive foodbank appeal which aims to help ensure the city’s foodbanks are well stocked through December, when families are likely to experience increased financial pressures due to rising heating bills.
We are hoping our readers, nurseries, schools and city businesses will get behind it.
It couldn’t be simpler to help.
Enclosed in every edition of today’s Evening Times is a paper bag and we are asking readers to drop a few items in and take it to your nearest foodbank.
But if this isn’t possible, we have a fleet of vans ready and waiting courtesy of First Bus and City Building who will be collecting bags from a number of city centre locations including the Forge Shopping Centre. The Foodbank is located at the top of our escalator on the first floor.
Bank.On.Us suggested donations
- Tinned meats/pies/meatballs/spaghetti/ravioli/hotdogs
- Tinned potatoes and vegetables
- Pasta sauce
- Tea & coffee
- Fruit juice
- UHT milk
- Lentils, beans and pulses
- Tins of tuna
- Soap powder
- Tins of beans
- Toiletries including deodorant, toilet paper, shower gel and toothbrushes.
- Laundry powder and washing up liquid
- Nappies, baby wipes and baby food