Firm donates 500 food packs to Glenrothes group

Alex Thomson with fellow members of Auchmuty Tenants Association sort the food packs
Alex Thomson with fellow members of Auchmuty Tenants Association sort the food packs

A Fife produce company is making sure people in Glenrothes don’t go hungry by making a huge donation to foodbank operations in the town.

The company, which wishes to remain anonymous, has delivered 500 packets of fresh vegetables and soup packs to Auchmuty Tenants Association which has ensured they get to anyone who is experiencing difficulty in providing enough food for themselves and their families.

Staff from the Auchmuty group also distributed some of the donation to other like-minded organisations in the new town including the Glenrothes Foodbank and YMCA, in a bid to reach as many people in need as possible.

Alex Thomson, from the Auchmuty tenants group, welcomed the gesture which she said will make a “significant difference to a large number of people”.

She added: “It’s another example of a local company wanting to offer practical help to ease the difficulties people are experiencing right now.

“It’s a scandal that we should need to have food distribution on this scale in this day and age, but we do and we must thank the company for wanting to help.”

The food was distributed across the Glenrothes area including the town’s foodbank facility in Pentland Court, which opened in December and has already helped over 300 people.

“Project co-ordinator Maureen Power said: The reality is that people really are in need so the donation is welcomed and very much appreciated.”

The donation comes just weeks after the Foodbank put out an urgent appeal for people and retailers to come forward with help.

It’s extremely generous and will be of great comfort to many,” said Maureen .