Angus North and Mearns MSP pays visit to the Brechin food bank

Pictured is Nigel Don with Janet Warren, manager of Brechin Food Bank.
Pictured is Nigel Don with Janet Warren, manager of Brechin Food Bank.

Angus North and Mearns MSP, Nigel Don, paid a visit to the Brechin food bank to see the work volunteers are carrying out.

His visit comes after it has been revealed that 7000 children were amongst the 23,000 Scots relying on emergency aid from Trussell Trust food bank, which the Brechin bank is a part of.

Commenting on the issues, Mr Don said: “What a crazy and utterly shocking world it is where we let the Westminster Government force our children and their families to rely on Food Banks.

“The figures produced by the Trussell Trust, which runs 400 food banks across the UK, are really alarming.

“With The Red Cross announcing that it would be helping with food aid in the UK for the first time since the Second World War I can say that it is time for the UK government to wake up to this cost of living crisis and stop shunning responsibility.

It is clearer than ever that it will only be when Scots have full control over our finances that we will be able to make Scotland a fairer country in which to live, work and raise a family.”

Mr Don’s visit to the Brechin food bank at the Brechin Baptist church on Clerk Street, comes after volunteers carried out a collection event at the local Co-Operative supermarket.

Speaking about his visit to the food bank, Mr Don commented: “I am enormously impressed by the work of the Angus Food Bank and the commitment of its workers who are at the front line of providing this essential lifeline to so many families in my constituency.

“To get involved you can volunteer time and energy or donate money or food or become a sponsor.

The Brechin bank is open on Monday and Friday afternoons between 1 and 3 p.m., and on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m.