Angus MP Mike Weir met with volunteers from the Angus Foodbank who collecting in the Tesco Montrose store on Friday.
The collection made by volunteers over the weekend are to be increased by Tesco, who were adding 30 per cent to the amounts collected, giving a very significant boost to the local foodbank.
Commenting, Mr Weir said: “It was very good to meet the dedicated volunteers from Angus Foodbank and to support the initiative between the foodbank and Tesco.
“The Brechin based foodbank serves both Brechin and Montrose and the collection will add significantly to the goods that they have to help the very many families seeking their assistance.”
“Whilst it is unacceptable that in the 21st century in Scotland there is a need for foodbanks, it is nonetheless good to see the community rallying round to help those who find themselves in need. Customers in the shop were very generous in donations to the appeal.”