An Aberdeen charity has received a massive donation of more than 3,000 items from a world-famous food firm.
Baxters Food Group have donated 2,100 tins of soup and 1,000 Fray Bentos pies to Instant Neighbour.
Due to the size of the donation, the charity will be sharing some of the goods with Food Poverty Action Aberdeen to ensure as many people as possible can be helped over the festive period.
Susan Cheyne, business development manager of Instant Neighbour, said: “We are absolutely overwhelmed with this generous donation from Baxters and cannot thank them enough for this much-needed donation.
“Historically the first quarter of the year is the hardest time for us to ensure we have enough food in the food bank and this donation is going to be a huge help in ensuring we have packages for everyone.
“Instant Neighbour is just one of many food banks in Aberdeen that has seen an increase in the amount of people using them. We are sharing this food with the Food Poverty Action Aberdeen in the hopes that together, we can help many more people.
“We are absolutely delighted with this Christmas surprise and are so grateful to Baxter’s for this donation.
Cfine CEO, Dave Simmers added: “Food Poverty Action Aberdeen has 61 partners drawn from voluntary and community groups, churches, faith-based groups and public sector staff.
“Community Food Initiatives North East is the lead partner, gathering donations and distributing to the other partners, who in turn, distribute to those individuals and families who are struggling.
“The fantastic donation from Baxters will make a huge difference to hundreds of our beneficiaries, much appreciated.”