Clear to see good work for foodbank

Robert Scott, optical assistant at Specsavers Leven, with Cathie Mclean, the customer who suggested the foodbank collection.
Robert Scott, optical assistant at Specsavers Leven, with Cathie Mclean, the customer who suggested the foodbank collection.

Staff at Specsavers in Leven have helped those struggling to make ends meet by donating food to Levenmouth Foodbank this winter.

The foodbank – based in the church hall on Bowling Green Street, Methil – is often a last resort for hundreds of local people in financial crisis.

The team at Specsavers Leven arranged a collection in store last year, after hearing about the vital service from a customer who works with the charity.

Adrian McCann, director of the high street store, said: “Demand for foodbanks is huge at the moment and I think it’s important for communities to do what they can to help.

“Benefits changes, energy bills and unemployment are just some of the issues hitting people hard financially and foodbanks can often be the only place left to turn to.

“We’re hopeful that our contributions from staff, customers and visitors to the store will have helped the foodbank to feed more people this winter.”

Donations can still be made directly to the foodbank, with a full list of the required foods available on the Levenmouth Foodbank website, including goods such as cereals, soup, pasta, rice and sugar.