By Morven McIntyre
Community One Stop shop, a local foodbank in Broomhouse received a generous donation of £2,800 from the Hearts Football Community.
Jambos Kickback set up an online donation page that received £2,500 and £300 was collected from on-the-day donations from Hearts Fans.
Donations were not limited to money as Community One Stop shop also received 55 crates worth of tinned and packaged food.
The food received will be given out in the run-up to Christmas and in the New Year.
The foodbank confirmed that the food donations alone will be sufficient in providing them with supplies over Christmas period.
Rebecca Dixon, development officer for Community One Stop shop said: “The Hearts community have helped put us in a fortunate position where we not only have enough food to tide us over one of the most difficult periods for individuals and families in crisis, but we also have enough money in reserve to top up our stock when we need to. The impact of their kindness will reach far beyond the festive season.”
Ms. Dixon said that the foodbank was nearly out of food, and that in some cases they were struggling to fill food bags for local individuals and families in need – A three day emergency food bag for a small family costs about £12 to fill, and even less for individuals.
The donations of both food and money have eased that strain Ms. Dixon continues, “if you consider the money donations alone, this means we can provide crisis support to around 250 individuals and families in the local area.”