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Last month the Courier reported that Kintyre Foodbank’s shelves were empty.
Thanks to Argyll and Bute Council’s social impact pledge they have been filled with donations from people across the region.
The council made a pledge last year to support the work of foodbanks in Argyll and Bute and the many volunteers who help deliver this much needed service.
A central foodbank collection point was set up at Kilmory reception in Lochgilphead to allow staff and members of the public to make donations.
Staff sort the items received, in their own time and volunteers distribute them evenly to foodbanks.
Following the fall in donations to Kintyre Foodbank a decision was made to give it a bulk donation.
Councillor Rory Colville said: ‘I was delighted to make the latest delivery to Kintyre Foodbank.
‘There are many reasons why the use of foodbanks is increasing.
‘Sickness, delays receiving benefits, family breakdown, debt, and, with winter approaching, additional fuel costs’
Rory Colville and Mary Anne Stewart at Kintyre Foodbank. NO_c46foodbank01_Rory_Colville_Mary_Anne_Stewart