Kirkcaldy Foodbank receives donation

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Joyce Leggate at Kirkcaldy Foodbank (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)Joyce Leggate at Kirkcaldy Foodbank (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)
Joyce Leggate at Kirkcaldy Foodbank (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)

The foodbank was one of three Fife charities to share a donation of £4000 from Fife Housing Group to help provide assistance to those most in need within the community.

Dunfermline Foodbank, wqhich also covers Inverkeithing, Rosyth and Cowdenbeath, and Levenmouth shard in windfall.

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Fife Housing Group is one of the largest independent housing associations in the east of Scotland with approximately 2500 properties across the region with an annual turnover of over £12 million.

The donation was made possible by the generosity of 16 of its contractors who have signed up to become part of a charitable framework, donating two per cent of their invoiced costs to help deliver projects which benefit local communities, as part of the organisation’s ongoing ‘Giving Something Back’.

The 16 contractors who contribute were Rogerson Plumbing, QAPM Ltd, Moffat Electrical Projects Ltd, Bell Decorating Group, Eurojet (Scotland) Ltd, Pankhurst Decorators, Saltire Facilities Mang Ltd, Kingdom Gas, City Technical, Shine Cleaning Services, Belac, Virtue Services Group, RB Grant Ltd, Forth Plasterers Ltd, Mitie Property Services and Metro Rod Ltd.

Nicki Donaldson, Fife Housing Group’s chief executive said: “With the impact of coronavirus being felt across the world, a growing number of families throughout Fife are struggling to make ends meet and being forced to turn to foodbanks for essential, everyday items.

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“We were already working on developing partnerships with our local foodbanks as we are acutely aware of the fantastic work these voluntary organisations do, supporting our tenants and others within their community at times of need, but wanted to do our bit to try and ensure that this safety net remains available now so that no-one in our local area has to go without during this pandemic.”

Joyce Leggate, who chairs Kirkcaldy Foodbank said: “Receiving a cash donation such as this enables us to have the funds to purchase the items we need to pass on to those struggling especially during this very difficult time.

“At this time more than any other, we rely on the support of local businesses to maintain our essential service.”

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