Foodbank calls for Glenrothes public to get involved

Glenrothes foodbank volunteers  Lilian Jones, Lynn Smith, Wilma Hadden, Alana Millar and Ivor Brown.
Glenrothes foodbank volunteers Lilian Jones, Lynn Smith, Wilma Hadden, Alana Millar and Ivor Brown.
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The call has gone out to townsfolk to “get involved” as the local foodbank project moves into the next phase of its evolution.

The organisation, which has already helped more than 3300 people, including 1046 children, from going hungry, has recently achieved full charitable status.

We are incredibly grateful to all of the staff at YMCA Glenrothes for their assistance in getting us to this point

Alistair Baker

And now it is appealing for the public to become Foodbank members as demand for the service shows no signs of easing up.

Alistair Baker from the Glenrothes project, which has operated out of its Pentland Court base since December 2013, told the Gazette that it will retain a close working relationship with the YMCA who were instrumental in setting up the project.

“We are incredibly grateful to all of the staff at YMCA Glenrothes for their assistance in getting us to this point- their support has been invaluable,” said Alistair.

“It is now time for the new charity to take control of the Foodbank.

“The YMCA will remain a referring agent to us, and a close partner in tackling poverty in Glenrothes.”

Public meeting to elect a committee

A public meeting has been scheduled for Monday, April 13 at 6.00 p.m. at the Pentland Court premises for all those wanting to join the organisation.

The event will also allow for a committee of trustees to be elected and a discussion about the new charity and what membership involves.

The new committee will then be announced at a follow up meeting on Monday, April 27.

Membership forms can be downloaded from the website www.glenrothes.foodbank.org.uk or obtained from the Foodbank.