Eilean Siar Food bank is again this year looking for donations in the run up to Christmas to ensure that Foodbank user’s can have a few treats at Christmas just like the rest of us.

As in previous years Angus B MacNeil MP’s Constituency Office will be available as a drop -off point for donations. The Eilean Siar Foodbank is a voluntary organisation and has limited opening hours while the Constituency Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Eilean Siar Foodbank have particularly asked for the following items : Custard, Tinned fruit (mandarins & fruit cocktails) Christmas puds, mince pies, Selection boxes, Tined Ham & Salmon. Currently the foodbank have a good supply of soup, beans and pasta.

Commenting Mr MacNeil said

I am pleased to be able to help this very worthwhile cause and my office staff will continue to work in the Office during the Election campaign and will be able to accept any donations for the Foodbank.

It is sad that in a country with the resources and potential of Scotland that people still need to use Foodbanks but that is the reality of the United Kingdom that we live in today.

Island people are known for their generosity and I am sure the Foodbank will be well supported especially at this time of year.