The North Ayrshire Foodbank has collected almost two tonnes of food.
The foodbank was set up at the beginning of December 2012 with the intention of helping out those in a food crisis.
Through the generosity of shoppers, the foodbank has been able to collect food through local supermarkets and reach that total.
It’s estimated that around 33 tonnes of food needs to be collected, given the number of people that experience a crisis over the course of the year.
North Ayrshire Foodbank’s lead developer, Craig Crosthwaite, said: “Those in crisismay have reached that position for so many different reasons.
“They may have been discharged from hospital after a period, suddenly homelessness, fleeing a domestic situation, sudden unemployment, benefits not yet received, released from prison and resettling, sudden illness or long-term illness with children requiring support, households income under pressure from growing bills.
“It has been expressed that a sizeable portion of the working population is only one wage packet away from a food crisis, how much more is this the case for those who are more vulnerable?”
The North Ayrshire Foodbank is hoping to alleviate one aspect of a crisis and give the gift of food as a demonstration of the support available within the community at a troubled time.
There will be a food collection this week at Irvine’s Asda on Friday, February 8.
For further information on how to get involved, email: email@example.com or call Craig Crosthwaite on 07411 113126 to find out more about it.