‘Foodbank diet’ raises funds for Ellon charity

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An Ellon charity have received a welcome donation from college students after they undertook a sponsored “food bank” diet.

Aberdeenshire North Foodbank were given £227 and 30kg of food by the Health and Social Care students at Fraserburgh ‘s North East of Scotland college.

Jeannie price, Aberdeenshire North Foodbank Manager, said: “We are very grateful for the financial and practical support the students have given us as fundraising is crucial to enable the work we do to continue.

“We would love to hear from anyone willing to fundraise on our behalf to allow us to keep making food available to hungry people in our community.”

As part of their course the students lived off a typical food parcel for three days.

Accompanied by lecturer Angela Watt, the students visited Ellon Foodbank Centre’s new premises at 71 Station Road to hand over the money raised along with 30kg of food collected on campus.

Opened in 2014, the Ellon foodbank has had to move location several times but is looking forward to establishing a permanent base in the former VSA Carer’s Centre.

Currently offering two sessions a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am – 12 noon, Ellon foodbank is run by volunteers and funded entirely by donations.