Businesses Urged to Donate Left Over Food for Community Project

Business Round-Up – 23 March 2020
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Businesses Urged to Donate Left Over Food for Community Project

The Cove Restaurant hands over food donations for Belville Community Garden

Local hospitality businesses are urged to donate any left over food stuffs to a local community group looking to create self isolation food boxes for vulnerable Inverclyde residents.

Following the Government’s order to shut down cafes, restaurants and bars in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Inverclyde charity Bellville Community Garden Trust are asking businesses to donate any surplus food they may have left over.

The group have already had donations from local restaurants such as The Cove, Cafe Continental and Waterwheel Pub in Port Glasgow, but are looking for as much produce and food stuff as possible in order to create dishes to include in self isolation food boxes.

Laura Reilly, Manager of Belville Community Garden said:

“We are asking for help from local businesses and Chamber of Commerce members in the hospitality industry to donate any leftover food. We are making self isolation food boxes for those who are most vulnerable within our community and desperately need food of any kind to make up into dishes for distribution.”

Laura added:

“We are asking, in these very trying times, for local businesses to do all they can to help the local community and thank those who have already donated for their generosity”

Any businesses who would like to donate to the project can contact Laura Reilly directly at

Plans are also under way from a collective group of community organisations including Belville Community Garden Trust, CVS Inverclyde, Mind Mosaic and Compassionate Inverclyde to create a collaborate approach to local volunteering to help vulnerable Inverclyde residents through the Volunteer Inverclyde registration site available here. More information will follow on how to get involved with the scheme, with Facebook groups already created by Inverclyde Community Action Response Group and split across the various areas of Inverclyde offering help and services:


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