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Ross-shire community foodbank receives £1060 boost to help buy equipment to prepare dozens of meals for residents; Contin Foodbank received the funds after Contin Community Council secured the sum


By Philip Murray

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A VITAL community foodbank has received a £1060 boost to its coffers to help it prepare and deliver weekly meals to more than 60 residents.

Contin Community Council has secured the four-figure sum for the "fabulously hard working volunteers running the Contine Foodbank".

Confirming the news on its Facebook page the community council said the cash will help pay for "much needed equipment" to enable the foodbank's founders – Karen Hedges and Jacqueline Urquhart – to prepare and deliver weekly meals to dozens of people within the Contin, Jamestown and Tarvie areas.

The foodbank operates from Contin Hall on weekdays from midday to 1pm, for the collection of parcels.

"These contain food, toiletries, other essentials and occasional treats. Goody bags for children were a rip-roaring success," said a spokesman for the council.

"A cheerful group of volunteers make home deliveries for those unable to get to the hall. Socially distanced chats come with the service and bring a smile to those who are feeling a bit lonely.

"The foodbank is always willing to open for any emergency needs by phoning Jacqueline on 07925 360915."

Funding for the equipment was secured through the Response Fund administered by Foundation Scotland.
"We are so grateful for all their help and support," added the spokesman.

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