In February, the Herald printed a plea for more donations for the Food Bank:
It’s happened again:
Increasing demand depletes supplies of Sid Valley Food Bank
Andie Milne, co-ordinator of Sid Valley Food Bank, says it is preparing 27 food parcels a week for those in need, meaning supplies are needing to be replaced more frequently.
“One of the main things is our numbers have gone up. The need for donations has gone up and our supplies have gone up. We need more donations. We had to fund a week’s supply recently costing around £300. We have to try and give the same to everyone.”
With Easter and summer holidays around the corner, the charity has received donation of Easter eggs to give youngsters a special treat to make sure they do not miss out. During the last half term, the food bank organised for 25 children to see How To Train Your Dragon 3. Ms Milne added: “Children shouldn’t be second class citizens.”