MSP visits collection event for local foodbank

Pictured is Nigel Don with volunteers.

Pictured is Nigel Don with volunteers.

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Nigel Don, MSP for Angus North and Mearns, has been giving his support for local foodbanks.

The politician visited Tesco supermarket in Montrose on Saturday, November 29, when a Neighbourhood Food Collection was being held.

Tesco spent the week encouraging shoppers to support their local foodbank by donating much needed food items.

This is the fifth time the Neighbourhood Food group has arranged a collection.

The last collection held in July was a great success across the country thanks to the generosity of customers and of Tesco staff, who are working in conjunction with the Trussell Fund and FareShare to help feed people in need across the UK.

Nigel said: “I want to thank and applaud those who contribute to the food banks in my area.

“Whilst it is an absolute disgrace that these food banks exist in Scotland in the 21st century I recognise the inequalities which continue to exist in our society and the desperate need which some folk face.

“Whilst that need lasts I encourage everyone who can to consider helping others who are one way or another less fortunate.”

For more information on food collection points near you visit www.trusselltrust.org. Trussel Trust was founded in 1997, and their mission is to develop, run, and enable communities to replicate sustainable projects that combat poverty and exclusion.