The Helensburgh and Lomond Foodbank’s summer holiday lunch box scheme has been boosted by a generous donation of supplies from a local supermarket.

Food adding up to a total value of more than £537 was gifted by the town’s Co-operative Food store to the organisation, which is running the lunch box programme for children who are struggling to eat a healthy daily meal during the school summer break.

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Food bank volunteer Julie Ward thanked the Co-op’s Russell Stillwell and store manager Brian Edmiston for the vital offering.

She said: “The Co-op team and store manager Brian felt very strongly about wanting to offer us support as they are aware that there is no provision locally to replace missed school meals during school holidays.

“The Co-op is already a drop-off point for food donations and we thank them for their continued support.”