As our staff continue to perform a vital role in their communities working with our service users, the Trussell Trust foodbanks we run in Dumfries and Stranraer are experiencing a new level of support both from those who have been incredibly generous in their cash donations and from others in a very practical way.
Currently unable to carry out their usual jobs, Scottish Gas employees wanted to volunteer with our foodbanks to offer support through the Coronavirus pandemic and contacted us to ask what they could do to help. With the demand for foodbank provision showing no signs of waning, this assistance has been very much welcomed by our teams and the volunteers have been put to work using their vans to clear much needed space in the units and collect supplies; shopping for stock using money they have raised; and will next be turning their hand to stock taking – with deliveries being received from Tesco every week this is a constant task which takes a lot of time and focus.
We are incredibly grateful to our new volunteers, some of whom are travelling quite a distance to help. It’s good to know that even in the most challenging of times, there are opportunities to make new friends and we can keep providing support to those who need it most.