West Lothian food bank backed by Springfield
Employees at Springfield Properties, one of Scotland’s leading private and affordable housebuilders, have made a donation to West Lothian food bank.
West Lothian food bank opened in 2012, founded by Whitburn Penetcostal church. Since then, the organisation has gone from strength to strength and now over 150 volunteers work across the 10 distribution centres, across two warehouses and in a charity shop to help the local community.
West Lothian Food bank Manager Kathleen Neilly said:
“At the moment, donations, like the one from Springfield, are a lifeline to us. Over the summer months our client numbers went up 30% so we ran out of some food items completely.
“It’s great at this time of the year when we receive Christmas treats as well as much needed staples like rice, tinned vegetables and potatoes!”
Springfield is building 85 new affordable homes just off Dixon Terrace in Whitburn in partnership with the Wheatley Group. Springfield Partnerships Assistant Project Manager, Bruce Doudie said:
“There are over 170,000 people in Scotland that rely on the donations received by food banks each week. As Springfield is building in Whitburn, we wanted to give something back to the community.
“From contributions collected by staff, we were able to donate nearly 200 items ranging from tinned veg, packet rice and pasta snacks to baby wipes, body wash and toothpaste. We hope our contribution will help the charity and those who rely on its services.”
For more information visit www.westlothian.foodbank.org.uk.