The Herald has been very supportive of the Foodbank:
Plea for donations from Sid Valley Foodbank
The Sid Valley Foodbank said the help it received over the Christmas period was overwhelming but that donations plummeted in the new year.
The number of people needing help, however, continues to rise. In January, the foodbank supplied an average of 25 food parcels per week – helping more than 100 individuals, 77 of which were children. Organisers have now issued a plea for help to Sid Valley residents to restock vital supplies.
Foodbank coordinator Andie Milne said: “Donations have fallen off considerably in the new year. This is something we expect to happen, as people deal with post-Christmas bills. However, our client base is continuing to increase.”