A WEST Dunbartonshire charity which provides emergency food aid to those most in need in the region has announced that its service will remain open throughout the festive period.

From December 16-23, Food For Thought will be running their Christmas toy shop.

During that period the charity will be working with all their partners across the local authority to ensure that those who need support, get it.

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Last year they provided gifts that benefitted over 600 children and this year are anticipating demand will be higher.

Residents can donate a gift by visiting the charity’s office in the Artizan Shopping Centre.

They will also continue to run their service on Christmas Eve and Day.

More details will be announced in the coming weeks.