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Community food co-op benefits from new donation

04 November 2022

A Cambuslang community food co-op has been given a boost after receiving a £1,000 donation from home builder Persimmon West Scotland.

The co-op sells pre-made bags of fresh and tinned items at a very low cost, providing vital supplies at an affordable level for local families struggling with the current cost of living crisis.

Based in Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre, the group has a membership with FareShare – the charity that redistributes surplus food to other charities that turn it into meals. Food bags are then made up by local volunteers. 

The money will go towards items such as soup makers, slow cookers, and dinner sets, as well as helping them relocate to a bigger space. The new space will allow the group to provide local people with a free lunch two days a week.  

The donation has been delivered through Persimmon’s Community Champions scheme, which sees up to £64,000 donated to good causes across the UK every month.

Claire Forrest from Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre said:

“We would like to thank Persimmon Homes for the £1,000 donation, which will be a huge help towards the relocation of the food co-op. 

“This is a much-needed service in the local community and without this kind of help and support it would not be possible. We look forward to continuing to deliver services that support local people.”

Chris Logan, Persimmon West Scotland Managing Director, said:

“Our Community Champions programme is all about supporting good causes in the communities we operate in and I can’t think of a more deserving group than the food co-op at Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre.

“The current cost of living crisis means charities like this have never been more important and I’m delighted we’re able to say thanks to Claire and her team and support the vital work they are doing to help families in need.”

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