A Perth charity has opened its community fridge in what is described as a “real lifeline” for people to access food at low cost.
Letham4All opened the fridge at the Letham Community Hub after several months of planning and organising.
Local supermarkets and bakeries have supported the project through providing donations of food.
Chairman of Letham4All, Jon Kidd said the COVID-19 pandemic has led to greater need for the fridge in the community.
He said: “This project, which has been many months in planning, has been really thrust to the fore in these difficult times.
“With the impact of Coronavirus it has become a very real lifeline for local people to access low cost quality food.
“This is already making a positive impact as we know so many local people are worried about losing income as result of COVD-19.
“As one mum told us ‘My kids seem to eat more when they are in the house all day, now the schools are off, I can’t keep up’.”
Perth City North Councillor, John Rebbeck added: “It’s great to see the way the communities of North Perth have come together for the common good.
“It’s a great effort all round.”
Letham4All has received donations from businesses including Greggs, Baynes, the Co-op and Tesco.
Most of the food is free for those who need it, with some items costing 20 pence.