HUNDREDS of residents across Clydebank have been receiving free packed lunches thanks to the help of kind-hearted Scottish Gas workers.

With some employees being placed on furlough, the company encouraged its staff to help out charities in their local communities.

Christopher Hutchinson, an electrician from Duntocher, along with Robert Burnside, Ryan Fitzpatrick and colleagues, volunteered to help Golden Friendships.

For the past three weeks, they have been delivering around 150 food parcels a day to families and elderly in need during the coronavirus crisis - dropping off more than 2,000 lunches to date.

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Christopher, 38, told the Post: “When I first reached out to Golden Friendships I never thought it would be so rewarding – it’s just amazing to be involved in.

“The charity's entire team is really going above and beyond for people in these difficult times.

“We were able to rally the troops and now have colleagues from the across the area who have signed up on a rota help deliver food parcels to those in need.

“I’ve spent all my life in Clydebank, and it’s great to be able to work with the Golden Friendships team to give a little something back to the community.”

The engineers’ work with Golden Friendships comes as Scottish Gas has also partnered with the Trussell Trust on an initiative that will see team members, and their British Gas colleagues, volunteer their help at food banks nationwide.