Glasgow food bank sends supplies to Mull

Fareshare Food Bank sent 12 packed pallets over to the island after being asked for help by Cathy Mellor who works at Mull's Island Bakery.

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A Glasgow food bank has sent a lorry load of donated fruit and vegetables to Mull.

Fareshare Food Bank sent 12 packed pallets over to the island after being asked for help by Cathy Mellor who works at Mull’s Island Bakery.

Cathy said: ‘What I did was a just a little part in helping the most vulnerable in our community. The most praise should go to the army of volunteers who ensured the food got to the people who needed it the most. I could not live with the thought of families going hungry as their source of income had stopped, so I had to do something about it.’

Collection points were set up across the island by volunteers and food parcels were dropped off for people unable to leave their homes.

Distribution in Tobermory was co-ordinated by Ruth Fleming, with Helen Dewar in Craignure and Kerry Mitchell in Salen making sure their areas did not miss out.

Eight volunteers from Tobermory’s Western Isles Hotel took on the role of delivering the donated produce to the various collection points as far as the south of the island.

Bananas, pears, chard, tomatoes and sweet treats were just some of the produce included in the food parcels delivered by the volunteers, who went the extra mile – and many more – to get the supplies to people who are housebound or who could not make it to one of the collection points.

Grant Young from Mull Safe and Sound said: ‘The food donations have taken the pressure off the islanders struggling financially and with the isolation that we need to adhere too. Any assistance is warmly welcomed at this difficult period.’