GLENROTHES MSP THANKS ADTRA FOR WORK TO SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITY DURING LOCKDOWN AS THEIR FOOD BANK REOPENS FULL TIME

Published date : 03 Sep 2020

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has thanked the team at Auchmuty and Dovecot Tenants and Residents Association (ADTRA) for their work to support the local community during the Covid-19 pandemic on a visit this week.

 

The visit was an opportunity to hear more about ADTRA’s work during lockdown and to deliver donations received at her constituency office for ADTRA’s food bank, which reopened full time in August.

 

Throughout lockdown, the ADTRA team have been delivering emergency food parcels, home starter packs, and baby packs; fitting key safes; providing transport to take local people to hospital appointments; and maintaining gardens for older people locally.

 

The ADTRA flat at 107 Alexander Road in Glenrothes reopened in August for food bank referrals Mondays to Fridays 9.00 am – 12.00 pm and Saturdays 10.00 am – 12.00 pm.

 

For more information, you can get in touch with ADTRA directly on 01592 562999.

 

Following her visit to ADTRA, Jenny Gilruth MSP said:

 

The team at ADTRA have been working hard to help the local community through the many challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak.

 

“ADTRA has long been a beacon of support for Auchmuty residents and I am indebted to them for adapting their services during lockdown in order to continue to support those in need locally.

 

“My visit today was an opportunity to deliver the donations my office has received for their food bank as well as to say thank you to Alex, Donna, Avril and the team for continuing to look out for others during this difficult time for us all.

 

ADTRA’s Secretary, Alex Thomson, said:

 

“It has been a pleasure to support the Glenrothes community throughout this pandemic. We worked in partnership with Shirley Crawley, FC Community Learning & Development, Cat Cockburn, Fife Voluntary Action Helping Hands and various staff from FC Housing Services to deliver a range of services to the community. This was made possible by our volunteer community champions Sandy and David.” 

 

              ENDS

 

Notes

 

  • Since the beginning of lockdown, Jenny’s constituency office has remained open for local people to make contactless food bank donations. Donations were previously split between Levenmouth and Glenrothes Food Banks and donations received in August 2020 were collected for ADTRA’s own food bank service.
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