Giving Tuesday 2018

It can be hard to know how to give your time and help a good cause in the most meaningful way, especially when it’s to do with a large-scale issue such as food poverty.

But in Moray, where one in five children are growing up in poverty,  a local foodbank is aiming to change that by opening its doors up to new volunteers for Giving Tuesday 2018.

The foodbank, which is run by volunteers, relies on a strong sense of community to help people who are not able to feed themselves properly.

Its teams identify people in crisis and prepare emergency food parcels for a minimum of three days’ food, checking that the supply is in date and packing it into bags ready to be given to people in need.

With more than 90% of the food given out being donated by the public, the foodbank has already proved successful at galvanising the local community – but the work is never done, and for this year’s Giving Tuesday, they plan to host taster volunteering sessions, offering the chance for people to drop-in and help out as and when they can.

Speaking about their decision to join Giving Tuesday as a charity partner, a spokesperson said:

“We are really excited to be involved this year. Giving Tuesday is a brilliant way to get people engaged with their community and we are looking forward to welcoming people to the Foodbank.”

In addition, the charity will be hosting a community meal in partnership with FACT in Forres, inviting people to come along, share a meal and find out more about what is going on and how people can get involved.