This free emergency food service has been developed for the most vulnerable families and individuals within the Benarty community and is designed to help them during the current crisis. The largest contributor has been the Community Fund. The National Lottery Community Fund, Scotland Director, Neil Ritch: said: “In these uncertain times our priority is to ensure that National Lottery money continues to flow to charities, voluntary sector organisations and grassroots groups. I would like to congratulate BRAG Enterprises on their award, theirs is an important project which will help people get through the current crisis and a great example of how our grant holders are stepping up to support their communities.”
The BRAG project was very much a local response to the global coronavirus pandemic. In the 2 weeks since opening they have now provided over 500 meals within the Benarty area.
Brian Robertson-Fern Managing Director of BRAG Enterprises said: “During these unprecedented times local people have stepped up and this additional support from the Community Lottery will assist us in developing a sustainable community pantry that will remain a lasting legacy long after the crisis has passed. This has been a real team effort and I would like to personally thank everyone for their contribution. It’s also important to recognise the financial contributions from other stakeholders including the Benarty Community Forum, Fife Council , Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Foundation Scotland. More importantly has been the contribution made by volunteers.
Anyone looking for information on the services that BRAG offer or who may wish to donate click here. Food donations can also be dropped of in Crosshill during office hours from Wednesday through to Friday.
The pantry is open on a Thursday between 1-3pm and we also make deliveries on a Friday between 1 -3pm
To find out more abouth the pantry @brag click here.