Food bank will have cool customers thanks to donation

Volunteers with their new freezer
Volunteers with their new freezer

Residents in Bo’ness will be offered a cool new service after a food bank charity has purchased a fridge and freezer.

Bo’ness Storehouse Foodbank was awarded £850 from Esh Group’s communities scheme and used the cash to buy the much needed equipment.

The upright fridge and chest freezer will aid the charity and its group of volunteers in continuing to deliver food aid to people across the town.

Charity chairman Mike Munro said: “With the donation we can now significantly expand on what we can offer.

“Those that we help will benefit from a wider variety of items.”

The support from the Esh Group, a construction company in the north of England, means that volunteers can now safely store food for a longer period of time.

Mike said: “It’s amazing how small things can change lives, and hopefully our widened fresh food service can be the start of helping to get people back on their feet.”

Bo’ness Storehouse was one of seven worthy causes in Scotland to receive money from the Esh Group.

Regional civils manager Lee Taylor said: “The charity stood out as a fantastic worthwhile project and we were only too happy to help them continue their brilliant work with our donation.”