ELCAP supports local foodbanks

ELCAP has supported East Lothian Foodbank and Midlothian Foodbank with donations of £150.00.

At the end of October, ELCAP held its first-ever online Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Because the COVID-19 pandemic ruled out a face-to face meeting, the charity did not have to spend money on catering.

Chief Executive Paul White said:

“In a normal year, we’d welcome delegates to our AGM with coffees, teas and a bite to eat.  While we really missed seeing everyone, we thought we’d donate the money we saved to good causes in East Lothian and Midlothian.

Recent research from The Trussell Trust forecast a 60% rise in demand for food parcels between October and December this year.  With that in mind, we thought it right to support our local foodbanks with a small donation.”

Welcoming the donation, Candace Higgins, Director of East Lothian Foodbank, said:

“At East Lothian Foodbank we do our utmost to provide the best possible food to people restricted by poverty. We do this through distributing emergency food, helping stock community larders and through other community projects.

We believe in compassion, justice, protecting each other from harm and upholding the dignity of everyone who needs our help.

ELCAP’s donation will help us to carry on doing what we are doing to support our local community.”

To make a donation to the local foodbanks, simply follow these links: