The cash bonus for the Moray group who only recently moved to new premises in Elgin’s High Street will be put towards running costs of the service which has seen an ever increasing demand over the last 18 months.
Community Food Moray’s Jo Roberts said: “We have seen a big difference in demand for food banks from 2013 – and we are still very busy, although things have levelled off a bit.”
In the weeks before Christmas the charity was issuing around 72 food packages a week – more than double their normal average demand of around 32.
Having began life in Mosstodloch the charity moved to more central premises in Elgin and the cash boost will help them in their day to day expenses.
Handing over the cheque on Friday, Angus Robertson MP said: “The food bank has grown to such an extent through the generosity and support of people in Moray.
“But I want to encourage residents to think about how they can help in other ways – people may have a vulnerable friend or an old neighbour who might need some support, and I would urge those people to try and arrange help from Community Food Moray.”