Cortachy Primary School holds thanksgiving service

ffod bank
ffod bank

The pupils of Cortachy Primary have shown their support to the Angus foodbank with a very generous donation to the cause.

Acting head teacher Elaine Gray invited Malcolm Brown, Angus foodbank manager, to go along and explain to the pupils how the food they had collected would be used.

A very generous 43kg of food was collected in total which was given to Mr Brown for the foodbank after a thanksgiving service, conducted by the Rev. Stevens.

Newtyle and Airlie also got involved with their own thanksgiving collections to support Angus foodbank in its work to help local people who are unable to feed themselves.

Pupils at both schools collected non-perishable items for the foodbank and an amazing 102kg of food was delivered to the foodbank by head teacher Fiona Hislop.

Mr Brown said: “I gave a talk to the pupils of Cortachy Primary School a week before their service and I was very impressed with the insight and caring spirit that the children displayed.

“This has clearly been translated into practice by their wonderful gift of food.

“I was also delighted to get a phone call from Ms Hislop, head teacher for Newtyle and Airlie Primary Schools saying that both schools wanted to donate their Harvest Thanksgiving collection to the foodbank.

“Thank you to everyone who has been so generous and helped at this time.”

Angus Foodbank was started by Strathmore Christian Fellowship in October 2012, based at Bridges Coffee House, Bank Street, Kirriemuir.

It currently provides emergency food to men, women and children in crisis, from the Newtyle to Montrose areas, and will be developing its distribution network into the rest of Angus in time.

The foodbank already has distribution centres in Kirriemuir and Brechin and will soon open a distribution centre in Forfar.

The organisation is currently looking for organisations that deal with people in crisis to partner with them and refer people to the foodbank for support. It is also looking for volunteers who would like to work with its team. Malcolm Brown can be contacted on 07766 741711.