A food bank in Kilsyth, near Glasgow, which works to alleviate hunger in its local community is benefitting from an upgrade to its premises thanks to the supply and installation of new doors and windows by CMS Windows.
The company was so impressed with the work by Kilsyth Community Food Bank, that is has also committed to becoming the charity’s official partner and will support the charity with future fund-raising activities.
Kilsyth Community Food Bank has had tremendous success providing its food distribution service to the most needy people in the local community since it was formed in April 2013. It was keen to improve its premises and most notably, replace old windows and unsuitable wooden garage doors that were a relic from the building’s previous use.
CMS – based in nearby Cumbernauld – assisted the charity by removing the draughty old windows and wooden garage doors and replacing them with new PVC-U windows and French doors, which provide natural daylight inside the food bank and keep the building warmer.
Kilsyth Community Food Bank aims to increase public awareness about the true level of hunger in the local community. Distributing donated food to those most in need, KCFB is open to any individual or family in ‘financial crisis’ due to issues such as unemployment, debt, sickness, benefit delay, or low income.
Lesley Murray, from Kilsyth Community Food Bank, said: “The doors and windows supplied by CMS to Kilsyth Community Food Bank have made an incredible difference to our premises.
“The donation has totally changed the look of our building and has given it a new lease of life and made it so welcoming to those who use our service. The building has gone from being cold, draughty and damp to being cosy and warm.
“We rely 100% on donations from the general public to provide our vital service in the local community and we could never have raised the finances to purchase the doors and windows. We can’t thank CMS enough for their generosity and we are pleased that they have agreed to be our official partner, pledging their long term support.”