On 1st August, Shetland Foodbank began operating from its new premises at 20A St. Magnus Street. The move into its new premises was helped by a large squad of volunteers from Shetland Rugby Club who shifted more than 150 crates of food into the foodbank’s St. Magnus Street base. The local Tesco store also helped with the move by providing one of their home delivery vans to transport the food.
The crates of food, which were all donated by Tesco customer’s during the recent Fareshare collection in the store was brought to the foodbank on Tuesday evening. It had been in temporary storage in Islesburgh Drama Group’s workshop, where it had been sorted by another team of volunteers, this time from Police Scotland’s Youth Volunteers.
Angela Nunn and David Grieve of Shetland Foodbank want to thank the Police Scotland Youth Volunteers, Shetland Rugby Club, Islesburgh Drama Group, Tesco and all those customers who donated food in the Tesco Fareshare collection for their very generous support.
Shetland Foodbank is now well stocked and ready to support all clients referred to it for support in times of crisis.