Pop up foodbank appears in Maybole

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A pop up foodbank gazebo appeared last week in the Greenside area of Maybole after being inspired by similiar events in Glasgow.

There was confusion at first in the town as to what the gazebo was being used for but on closer inspection it turned out it was being used as a foodbank drop-point centre.

People who decide to visit the gazebo can leave donations for the foodbank in Maybole which is based at the Carrick Centre next to the station in the town.

And the Gazette understands that the idea of the gazebo was prompted by the pop up foodbank in George Square in Glasgow which has seen hundreds of donations over the last couple of weeks in a bid to help those in need.

Writing on Facebook, Hugh McMillan said: “After seeing the pop up foodbank in George Square with thousands of people leaving bags for the needy of Glasgow, someone said wouldn’t it be amazing to see that replicated in communities all across Scotland.

“So, with this in mind I am going to leave a bag at the flagpole on the Greenside in Maybole. South Ayrshire Foodbank operates from The Carrick Centre on Monday and Friday mornings.

“Please join me and please share this post if you feel the same.”

Carrick Centre staff thought that the gazebo was a brilliant idea and commented: “A great cause and a brilliant way for the whole community to be involved. “The Carrick Centre supports the local Foodbank who operate from here on a Monday and Friday 10-12.”