A charity that combats food poverty in Clydebank is set to receive a donation from the town's Nando's restaurant.

The popular chain is giving Food for Thought £3,000 as part of its "No Chuckin’ Our Chicken" initiative, aimed to help local charities feed communities in need while reducing food waste.

The social enterprise puts on a foodbank on Mondays at St Stephen's Chapel Hall in Dalmuir and at Clydebank Community Sports Hub on a Thursday.

Richard Craft, Nando’s UK community lead, said: “We know that the start of the year can be a particularly challenging time for local charities as everyone looks to cut back on their spending.

"That’s why we’ve committed to making these donations to our charity partners in Scotland.

"We hope these donations, on top of our food donation programme, will help our fantastic partners to continue their work in feeding those who need it most.”

The Nando's donations have been funded by the mandatory 10p and 5p charges for single-use paper carrier bags in Scotland and Wales respectively.

Charity recipients will be able to use the £3,000 donation as they wish, and some plan to invest in projects including upgrading their kitchens; enhancing their pantries and supporting people with recipes; alongside upskilling their volunteers to enhance their service.