New drop off point at Burgh Hall

Emma Joynson, Caroll Evans and Pat Hall at the new drop off point at Burgh Hall

Emma Joynson, Caroll Evans and Pat Hall at the new drop off point at Burgh Hall

0
Have your say

The Burgh Hall in Inverbervie has become a new foodbank drop off point that could help thousands around Kincardine and Mearns.

A new bin will be installed which will be the first Aberdeenshire bin for the town which already has an Angus County bin.

The move came at the Burgh Hall AGM last week when it was agreed that the Farquhar Street establishment would become the new food bank drop point for users.

Burgh Hall committee member Caroll Evans said: “There are a lot of people that could be helped with the set up of the drop off point. Some of our community has already been great especially the playgroup. We are hoping to get the bin installed this weekend.”

The group also have some collections on a Friday night 7.30pm-8.30pm at the Scotmid where shoppers can also get some hot chocolate.

Councillor Alison Evison said: “Since the report in the Mearns Leader about Aberdeenshire South Food Bank setting up a distribution point in The Royal Hotel Stonehaven, where vouchers can be exchanged for emergency food boxes, there has been a huge response from local people wanting to make donations of food.

“It is fantastic that the Burgh Hall in Inverbervie has responded to this by setting up a donation point. Food will be collected here which will be used to support people in need across the whole Kincardine and Mearns area. It will also help us to give support to neighbouring food banks in Aberdeen, where there is also an increasing demand for the service offered. We are very grateful to all the people involved in setting up this donation point.”