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Uist and Barra Foodbank presented with new scales thanks to The Scottish Salmon Company

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has supported the Uist and Barra Foodbank on the Isle of Benbecula with two new sets of scales, following its latest round of Community Fund awards.

Uist and Barra Foodbank make an emergency 3-day supply of food and toiletries available to those in need, as well as offering advice to explore issues and suggest possible solutions. The Foodbank also works with partner organisations to help users grow their own fruit and vegetables, which can aid good mental health.

Established in 2017 as part of SSC’s Community Charter, the Community Fund encourages SSC staff to be champions in their area by nominating local groups, charities and organisations that support health and wellbeing for a funding grant of up to £250.

Craig Anderson, Chief Executive of The Scottish Salmon Company, said: “We are very proud to support charities that operate in the areas where our staff live and work.

“We are pleased that our donation has helped the Uist and Barra Foodbank to continue its great work in the Benbecula community.”

Helen MacLean, Chair of Uist and Barra Foodbank said: “We would like to thank The Scottish Salmon Company for their generous donation, which meant we were able to buy two new sets of scales for the Foodbank.

“Our volunteers work tirelessly, and the new scales will help us to keep track of donations in and out of the Foodbank.”