The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has provided the Stornoway Salvation Army Food Bank with a donation to help those in need in the local community following its latest round of Community Fund awards.
Stornoway Salvation Army plays a key role in supporting the local community in times of great need. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the charitable organisation has been actively working to provide help and assistance to the close-knit community of Stornoway.
SSC’s donation will be used by the Stornoway Salvation Army to purchase food items and supplies to prevent any members of the local community being left without access to basic essentials. In the current climate, the charity has seen a significant decrease in revenue but a significant increase in demand for help. With the donation, the Stornoway Salvation Army can continue with its essential work and respond to people affected by the pandemic.
As a central part of SSC’s Community Charter, the Community Fund offers its employees the chance to nominate local businesses, groups and charities that encourage and support health and wellbeing in the local community for a grant of up to £250. The funding was awarded following a nomination by Tracy MacPhee who is a HR Coordinator at Marybank, SSC’s processing site in Stornoway.
Callum Newton, Lieutenant, at Stornoway Salvation Army said: “In these unprecedented times, we have seen a huge need to provide support to the community due to increased financial pressures. We thank the Scottish Salmon Company for its kind donation, which will help allow us to continue serving people and provide food and supplies to anyone in need.”
Alan Brown, General Manager at The Scottish Salmon Company said: “We are committed to supporting local communities where our teams live and work. The Stornoway Salvation Army offers assistance to anyone in Stornoway who is suffering from hardship. This is a vital service, particularly at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic. We hope our donation will help to get essential items to families in the local area.”