Food bank plans for Camelon

A group which runs a community pantry is looking for permission to bring a portable container to a former social club so it can be used as a food bank.

By James Trimble
Monday, 18th October 2021, 3:43 pm

Ruth Allen, of Love Falkirk, has applied for planning permission to site a portable container at Ochiltree Social Club, Ochiltree Terrace, Camelon for use as a food bank. The earliest Falkirk Council planners can make a decision on the application is November 8.

Love Falkirk runs a community pantry in Camelon, serving 40 to 45 families a week from some of the areas disadvantaged communities.

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The plan would see a container sited at Ochiltree Social Club for use as a food bank

In the past it has operated from a shipping container in the grounds of Camelon Juniors Football Club on Wednesday mornings.

Last year Ochiltree Social Club was the base for Camelon Community Hub, which was initially set up as a breakfast club for children but delivered hundreds of school lunches and emergency food parcels to the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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