Servings of hope and comfort

Hope Kitchen manager Catriona Petit.

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Hope Kitchen volunteers are serving up comfort to those in need.

The project is reaching out to the community by delivering food parcels to people who are self-isolating or in financial difficulty.

Volunteers with Protecting Vulnerable Groups checks are being used to help get support to where it is needed most and coronavirus safety guidelines will be followed.

Although the food parcels and deliveries are free, Hope Kitchen’s service manager Catriona Petit is hoping people who can afford it will make a donation – if not now, in better future times.

Donations can be brought round to Hope Kitchen, using the back door, between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday or left in the baskets at the end of the checkouts at Tesco.

Urgently needed are dried or UHT milk, tinned or dried potatoes, individual meals or tinned meals but not fridge or frozen, carrier bags and nappies of all sizes but especially five and six sizes.

Also needed are vegetables from onions and carrots to potatoes, broth mix, tinned vegetables, baby food – not milk – and boxes of cereals.

Food parcels can also be collected from the back door of the charity’s Soroba Road hub on behalf of others by those not showing symptoms of the virus or who are not in the vulnerable group.

If people want to help but cannot get to the supermarket, donations of money would also be appreciated either by making a bank transfer to Hope Kitchen Account Number 06017077 Sort Code 80-17-99 or via Paypal using or by sending a cheque to Hope Kitchen, 2 Soroba Road, Oban PA344HU.