Message from Lorna at Highland Foodbank

by | Apr 10, 2020 | Uncategorized

We have received the following letter from Lorna Dempster at Highland Foodbank…….

Dear Churches supporting Highland Foodbank

We are living in very uncertain times just now, and for some members and friends of your church it must be difficult not being able to physically meet together.

Highland Foodbank is very busy just now, feeding an average of 30 people on a daily basis in the Inverness & Nairn areas alone. We are keeping in line with our normal practice of receiving referrals form partnering agencies for people who are in financial crisis and have no food, nor money to buy any. Today we helped a mum and child who have had to flee their home due to domestic violence.

I’ve had a number of calls and emails asking what individuals and congregations can do to support Foodbank at this time, when people aren’t able to donate their usual food items on a Sunday.

With normal drop off points in communities not being available, people not wishing to visit the supermarket too frequently to purchase donations and the current unavailability of some products we are suggesting that if people would like to continue to donate to Highland Foodbank, they can do so financially, no matter how small the amount. This can be done through bank transfer, cheque (made payable to Blythswood Care, with a covering note to say that it is for Highland Foodbank) or via the Blythswood Care website. Cheques should be posted to the address below, and if anyone would like to do a bank transfer they can give us a call on either number below and we will let them have our account number and sort code. This money will be in lieu of food.

Very many thanks and Happy Easter,

Lorna