Cala’s funding ensures the community pantry stays stocked

A Falkirk-based non-profit charity, which runs a local community food pantry, has received some welcome financial help from Cala Homes (West).

The Community Food Pantry is run by Keeping Larbert and Stenhousemuir Beautiful (KLSB) and aims to help those most in need by providing good quality local produce through a Community Food Pantry in King Street, Stenhousemuir where local residents can join and be entitled to weekly shopping at a greatly reduced cost.

The charity also operates a food bank where it receives referrals from Falkirk Council and groups such as NHS Forth Valley, Police Scotland, church groups, local councillors, doctors, schools and social workers.

KLSB has received £1,000 funding from Cala Homes (West) to help decorate its new premises, which will ensure the pantry is as up to date as possible.

Cala's funding ensures the community pantry stays stocked

KLSB’s Sheona McMorran said: “We want to say a big thank you to Cala for the funding we received from her community scholarship initiative. This money will help the food pantry continue the great work we are already doing in our local community.

“Poverty affects millions of people in the UK. Poverty is not being able to heat your house, pay your rent or buy essentials for your children. The constant stress it causes can lead to problems that deprive people of the opportunity to play their full role in society. We are delighted to receive this much-needed funding to ensure we can continue to support those most affected.

Sophie Whittaker, Marketing Manager of Cala Homes (West) said: “We are delighted to be able to help KLSB Community Pantry. We know the important work the volunteer team does, especially for the families who need it the most, so to be able to donate this funding to make a difference is fantastic! »

Norma P. Rex