Big-hearted opticians and audiologists across the west of Scotland have united to answer an urgent foodbank appeal to help dozens of needy families in the Drumchapel area.

Eleven Specsavers stores are either collecting vital food parcels or cash donations for Drumchapel Foodbank, with many of them personally delivering the collections themselves.

Items donated have included cereal, tinned fruit, spaghetti, instant noodles, toilet roll, nappies, and more, with Specsavers stores in Greenock, Paisley, Barrhead, Kilmarnock, Saltcoats, Clydebank, Braehead, Newton Mearns, Glasgow Hearing Centre, Glasgow’s Byres Road, and East Kilbride, all getting involved in the push.

Call to action

The foodbank recently made a plea for food and money after it said the rollout of Universal Credit was hitting Drumchapel residents hard, along with those seeking asylum and people facing crushing debts.

The foodbank’s Ryan McGeady said they were currently not getting any funding, making their money pot ‘dangerously low’ and they hoped to receive kind donations to offset the shortfall for their 53 clients and dependents.

Lesley Brown, West Scotland Regional Chair and Greenock Store Director, said: ‘As soon as we found out about the foodbank’s call for help, stores in the region mobilised to get behind the appeal.

‘Individuals and families across the west of Scotland rely on foodbanks, like Drumchapel’s, and we hope our donations will help keep stock levels up at this crucial time.’

Show your support

Food items and cash can be donated at Unit 9, Ladyloan Place, Drumchapel, G15 8LB. You can also donate £5 by texting “DRUM15 £5” to 70070 or through their Facebook page at ‘Drumchapel Food Bank.’

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