Rhu and Shandon Parish Church are urging locals to give what they can to their upcoming food bank collection.

The effort will take place on Saturday, February 17 from 10am to 11am at the church grounds with all donations going to the Helensburgh and Lomond Foodbank.

Urgently needed items are: tinned meat; tinned fish; tinned fruit; tinned vegetables; tinned tomatoes; tinned milk puddings; long life cartons of milk (semi-skimmed and whole fat); soya milk; fruit juice; breakfast cereals; pasta; pasta cooking sauce; rice; teabags (foil bags of 40); bottles of vegetable oil; small jars of coffee, and peanut butter.

The food bank cannot take fresh food, opened items, or out of date food.

A spokesperson for the church said: “Our wonderful caring community has generously supported the foodbank for many years.

“We appreciate that the cost-of-living crisis affects us all, but with increasing numbers needing the food bank support, any contribution - however small - will be gratefully appreciated.”