Food bank’s thanks to Dunbeg youngsters

Hope Kitchen volunteers Sylvia Lawson Johnston, Lise Nesbit and Allan MacDougall with the gift from Dunbeg nursery.

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Hope Kitchen has issued a big public thank you to nursery children, families and staff from Dunbeg.

Nursery pupils had being doing a project about children helping other children and in response to a foodbank appeal for baby food and toiletries, they managed to collect a hamper ‘chockfull’ of donations including toothpastes, shampoos, soaps and deodorants.

Beth Campbell, service co-ordinator at the New Hope, said the beautifully-wrapped gift – complete with love hearts and kisses on the front – had made a real impression.

‘We cannot say a big enough thank you to all of the children and their families and to the nursery staff,’ said Beth.

‘The wee nursery children and their families were so generous we would like to thank them publicly.’

Elsewhere, the food bank has reminded regular donors that it does remain short of other types of provisions if people could spare a tin or two during their shopping.

It has run low on tinned vegetables of all kinds, tinned meat and fish, and tinned meals such as macaroni, spaghetti bolognese and curry.

It is also seeking donations of UHT milk, 40-pack tea and 100-200 grams of coffee.

The food bank has recently received several donations of alcohol but has stressed it cannot accept it, as it cannot use or promote alcohol.