FOODBANKS have put out an urgent appeal to Post readers for donations in the aftermath of the “Beast from the East” storm.

Drumchapel Foodbank issued the plea for a number of items after they were forced to close last week. They were open Wednesday as the storm started but it was unsafe or impossible for volunteers to get in on Thursday and Friday.

Volunteer Ryan McGeady told the Post: “Our donations have remained steady from Christmas from our regular weekly donators. The other donations from the local community have slowed right down due to the bad weather. To top this off we are seeing around 50 clients and their dependents.”

Drumchapel said its most required items are: cereal, tinned tuna, tinned beans, tinned spaghetti, tinned hot dogs, tinned veg (peas, carrots, sweetcorn), tinned fruit, tinned custard, biscuits, meals in a can (such as mac n cheese, curry, minced beef, ravioli, etc), instant noodles, sugar, dry dog food, nappies (size 7 only), shampoo, shower gel and conditioner.

Ryan added: “We appreciate your continued support during these difficult times.”

Donations can be dropped at Unit 9, 15 Ladyloan Place, G15 8LB between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Meanwhile, West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare said they were also closed from Wednesday and in need of donations.

They are short on tinned potatoes, veg and complete meals in a tin (such as curry, spaghetti bol, ravioli). 

Items can be dropped off at: Sainsbury's Drumchapel, Asda Clydebank, 

Aurora House Clydebank, Clydebank Citizens Advice Bureau, the Golden Jubilee, and Keystores in Kilbowie Road and Faifley.