Scouts act to support families during pandemic.
The arrival of covid-19 has brought new challenges for all living in our communities. However, the impact of the pandemic has hit some members worse than others with an increase in foodbank use and job losses.
To help support those who have been most impacted by the pandemic, Moray District Scouts formed a partnership with Feed a mouth in Moray. Feed a Mouth in Moray is a local charity established by Dufftown Scout Leader Becky McPhee.
The charity was formed after Becky witnessed first-hand the impact the pandemic was having on parents and their families so she felt she had to do something.
The Charity supports hundreds of families living in poverty or crisis by providing access to support and guidance and through providing food parcels, clothing items and operating drop in food larders.
The partnership between the Charity and the Scouts saw Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network and adult volunteers spring into action to support local families. Each group supported the charity either through food bank collections, delivery of meals to the most vulnerable or fundraising through bakes sales or sponsored walks with over £2000 being raised so far. Moreover, During the festive period in which we saw many more families struggling the charity supported the wider event conducted by North East Scotland Scouts in which 6880.35KG of food donations were collected by Scouts to support local food banks in each district’s local community.
For more information on the charity visit – https://www.facebook.com/feedamouthinMoray
Interested in volunteering as a Scout leader in Moray? Please visit – https://www.morayscouts.org.uk/