The Leven Foodbank is set to benefit from 12 months of fundraising after it was chosen as Sainsbury’s Leven’s Charity of the Year.
The foodbank was chosen from three other local charities, all of which were hoping to benefit from a constant source of funds from the supermarket giant.
The local initiative has helped to raise money for several local charities in recent years, most recently the South East Division Girl Guides.
Alison Nelson, foodbank coordinator, said: “Levenmouth Foodbank Community Support project is thrilled to have been voted for and chosen as Sainsburys local charity of the year.
“We are so grateful to everyone who voted and particularly the management and staff of Sainsbury’s Leven who have supported and recognised the work we are trying to do.”
Since it opened its doors to the public last September, 1032 adults and 459 children have been referred to the foodbank.
Alison added: “We appreciate how hard it is for charities in the current climate and can only thank the public and local businesses for recognizing the need and supporting us in the way they do.”