COWDENBEATH Foodbank is "delighted" with donations from the community over the festive period.

Volunteers met the group from Central Park Community Trust and were overwhelmed by the contribution made.

They arrived at the foodbank with many crates of food, which have been gathered together by them from: Cowdenbeath Football Club, The Junction Bar, Cowdenbeath Supporters Group, and CACA Youth Club.

Together the groups were able to make a donation of more than 350kg of food.

"A massive thank you goes to all who contributed," a foodbank volunteer told the Times.

"But they are not the only people; a heartfelt thanks also goes to the people who have been handing in boxes and bags of food as they come in smiling and happy to do something for their community.

"We have work places who have decided to donate rather than giving each other gifts.

"C & G MacKenzie Decorators who contribute every year, along with lots of local businesses.

"Contributions also arrive from staff in diverse work places who have given food and also vouchers so we can buy the items we are short of.

"Scout groups, street lighting groups and many more people than we can list here also make a difference.

"Please know that each and every one of these donations will be used in the coming weeks to help those folk that are struggling. Cowdenbeath Foodbank will be well stocked for a few weeks."

Volunteers say the "need will always be there for donations" and they can be handed in on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 4pm and 6pm at Cowdenbeath Foodbank on Broad Street.

"We are the wee cream building at the pedestrian lights - there is no sign on the door -," they said.

"Keep them coming folks even after Christmas.

"In the present climate we need all the help you can give.

"Many thanks from all the volunteers at Cowdenbeath Foodbank, and all the best for 2023 when it comes."

The foodbank will be closed on Tuesday, December 27 and Tuesday, January 3.