Provost says thanks for foodbank help

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Caring council workers have been praised for supporting East Dunbartonshire Foodbank’s Christmas Appeal.

Provost Una Walker had encouraged local authority employees and members of the wider community to back the Yuletide campaign, and hundreds of items were donated at collection points in council offices.

Provost Walker said: “I want to say a huge thank-you to everyone who supported East Dunbartonshire Foodbank’s Christmas Appeal.

“Rest assured, you have helped to make Christmas a little more merry for people struggling to make ends meet.

“Hundreds of items were handed in by council colleagues - from selection boxes and luxury biscuits to toiletries and tinned goods.

“It will all be used by East Dunbartonshire Foodbank to continue its inspirational work in localcommunities.”

The foodbank operates using a voucher referral system, issued by local agencies, in

Kirkintilloch, Lennoxtown, Milngavie and Auchinairn.