Giving back with new food bank collection point

Barabara Brown, Rebekah Arthur, Lorraine Hall and Angela Soutar with the collection trolley at the Nisa store in Leven. Pic by George McLuskie
Barabara Brown, Rebekah Arthur, Lorraine Hall and Angela Soutar with the collection trolley at the Nisa store in Leven. Pic by George McLuskie

A shop in Leven is urging its customers to think of others this Christmas and donate whatever they can at its new foodbank collection point.

The Nisa store and Post Office on Victoria Road started its collection for the Levenmouth Foodbank just two weeks ago, and already the response has been amazing.

Harris Aslam, who owns the Leven store, as well as two other branches in Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy, said: “The response has just been fantastic from both the shop’s customers and those visiting the post office. It really has been phenomenal.”

Harris said the idea to start a collection for the foodbank was discussed during a recent staff meeting about how the stores could do more in their local areas.

“We have the three stores now and it has always been a part of the company ethos to give back to the communities in which we operate. We’ve been brought up in these communities, so we want to do all we can for them,” he said.

“Collections like this are really important for the local area, especially at Christmas, a time of giving and sharing and really thinking of people who are less fortunate.”

Harris said they would keep the collection point until mid-January, and depending on the response, they might even consider retaining it as a permenant link with the Levenmouth Foodbank, which operates out of Methil Evangelical Church.

“We’re going to try to think of other ideas as well – really anything we can do to ramp up dontations.”

You can donate at the store every day between 7.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m.