Edinburgh West MP, Christine Jardine, has today appealed to constituents to give what they can to help a local foodbank that has run critically low on a number of key items.
The Edinburgh Food Project based in Saughton has said that it will be unable to provide emergency food parcels over the coming weeks if crisis donations fail to materialise.
Ms Jardine is sharing an urgent plea from the organisation to anyone who can help replenish stocks.
The Liberal Democrat MP said:
“I’m extremely concerned that the foodbank has needed to issue this plea, and it’s vital that struggling families are still able to access the emergency food parcels that they provide.
“This is a dreadful situation but I’m confident that the generosity of people in the area will help the amazing volunteers at the project fulfil the need over the coming weeks.
“Of course, what is even more appalling is that people living in the world’s fifth largest economy need to use food banks to survive in the first place. This is what the Tory government needs to sort out, instead of focussing on yet more internal party rows.
“But for the time being the situation is critical so I urge everyone in the area to donate what they can to the project, which you can find on Broomhouse Road”.