Hampers bring Christmas cheer to residents

A SA resident opens her door to receive a Christmas hamper and flowers from the Sanctuary Scotland team

Food parcels and hampers have helped bring some festive cheer to residents in Dundee.

Sanctuary Scotland has worked with Kirkton Community Larder to distribute 100 hampers to homes in the Ardler and Beechwood area.

Items including pasta, tea bags and tinned vegetables, as well as toiletries, were hand delivered to residents by employees and volunteers this week.

The welcome parcels come after 100 afternoon teas were provided by the Larder to retirement living residents during the summer.

These efforts have been made possible thanks to £20,000 of funding from Sanctuary Scotland, which is part of the £96,000 awarded to the social housing provider by the Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities Fund.

Sanctuary Scotland is using the money to make sure essential services are made available to vulnerable people and those isolated or shielding during the pandemic.

Housing Officer Lucy Conway said: “These parcels, both now and during the summer, have been greatly received by our residents.

“It has really lifted people’s spirits during such difficult times. They were all so surprised and happy.”