Generous Dunbar shoppers back county foodbank

HUNDREDS of generous shoppers in Dunbar rallied round to fill 20 trolleys of goods during East Lothian Foodbank’s first supermarket collection.

One boy even spent his pocket money on food for the initiative which took place at the Asda store.

Volunteers, including a group from Dunbar Rotary Club, spoke to shoppers about the foodbank and how donations will help local people in need. The kindness was so great that the van transporting the donated food was completely full at the end of the collection, with more left behind to pick up later.

Fiona O’Donnell MP, foodbank secretary, said: “You never know how something like this will go the first time you try it but we were all completely overwhelmed by the incredible generosity of people in Dunbar. To have collected so much food in just one day has exceeded all our expectations and got the foodbank off to the best possible start. As well as thanking everyone in Dunbar for their generous support, I also want to say a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who helped out - especially Yvonne Cassidy from Musselburgh CAB who co-ordinated the activity on the day and Dunbar Rotary who supplied so many volunteers.”

Ewan Carrigan, store manager at Asda, commented: “We were really pleased to offer our support to this very worthwhile cause.”