Saltire helps feed local families

Saltire Roofing & Building has given a cash injection to a community food bank, serving as a lifeline to families struggling during lockdown.

The Wester Hailes Eats Together project was set up in response to Covid-19 to try to tackle the inequalities highlighted by the pandemic.

The group has been cooking hot takeaway meals and making up Recipe Bags to cook at home, which are offered free of charge to families who would otherwise go without.

Saltire Roofing & Building heard about the initiative through Radio Forth Cash For Kids and immediately stepped in to offer a £300 donation.

Managing Director Steven McIntosh said:

“We’re really pleased to be making this donation to the Wester Hailes Eats Together project because we like to give back to local communities. Times are tough right now and we know that many local families will be struggling. When Cash for Kids told us about this fantastic community initiative, we wanted to do our bit, to ensure they can continue providing food for these families, who might otherwise go without.”

Stacey Wilson at Wester Hailes Eats Together said:

“Wester Hailes Eats Together are absolutely delighted with this £300 donation. This will be used to make up Recipe Bags for our most vulnerable children and families to create a tasty meal at home. These will be distributed at our World Disco Soup Event at The Murrayburn and Hailesland Community Garden.”