Renfrewshire Foodbank has been handed a welcome windfall from the owners of a major industrial park.

Canmoor, representing the owners of Westway at Glasgow Airport, have donated £10,000 to the good cause.

Renfrewshire Foodbank opened almost 10 years ago and continues to serve the local area, with three distribution centres, one of which is located at Westway.

As part of the Trussell Trust, the foodbank offers support to anyone at a time of crisis in Renfrewshire and offers balanced nutritious food parcels to individuals and families who are in need.

Crystal Clayton, manager at Renfrewshire Foodbank, said: "This donation will make a huge difference and has come at a perfect time. With the cost of fuel, food, energy and rent on the rise, people have been increasingly turning to the foodbank for help to feed themselves and their families.

"Our service is deemed to be short term and we look to support people through our referral networks to get back on their feet and be better able to self-manage their own situation.

"Over the past year, we have distributed 110 tonnes of food to local people and saved the local community over £200,000 on their food bills."

Gregor King, Westway asset manager at Canmoor, added: "The foodbank is a very worthwhile local charity and we are pleased to be able to offer our support. It provides a fantastic service right across our community and is sadly relied upon by an increasing number of families, who are facing the additional strain of the cost-of-living crisis."

Over 90% of the food distributed by the foodbank is donated by the public, which is why food and financial donations are absolutely vital to give those in need a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.

Donations are welcomed and can be made direct to the foodbank during the opening hours of 9.30am to 11.45am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

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