The East Lothian Foodbank is the Official Charity of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club from the 13 – 16 August in Scotland, the home of golf.
First opened in 2012, the East Lothian Foodbank based in Tranent, was set up as a direct response to a local need to care for people who literally had no-one else to turn to. The foodbank provides emergency food to people in crisis and feeds over 6,000 local people each year. It is part of the Trussell Trust Charity, which has a network of over 1,200 food bank centres, aiming to stop UK hunger and poverty and campaign to end the need for foodbanks in the UK.
More than 14 million people in the UK live below the poverty line and as the impact of coronavirus continues to unfold, the East Lothian Foodbank is busier than ever, with a 40% per cent increase in emergency food parcels given to people across East Lothian in the last three months.
For the East Lothian Foodbank a donation of £20 would feed a single person for 3-4 days, fulfilling the minimum nutritional guidelines with additional fresh fruit, veg, milk, cheese, bread and meat. £30 would feed a couple for 3-4 days and £50 would feed a family of 5 same for the same period.
Funds raised at as part of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open will go towards feeding those most in need.
Those wishing to donate to the cause can do so at the tournament’s donations page here with an opt in option to win a prize goody bag.