DUNFERMLINE Foodbank have urged West Fifers to still make donations after they were criticised for not collecting items from a supermarket.

Donations were requested at Asda's Dalgety Bay store to help families over Christmas but six trolleys full of food is waiting to be picked up in the New Year.

Shopper Billy Thomas told the Press: "Asda Dalgety Bay has been sitting on six trolley loads of food donated by customers meant for the Trussell Trust to provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty in time for Christmas.

"The trolley is clearly marked 'Donate a little this Christmas' but are still awaiting collection.

"Asda state they only collect the donations, it is the charity's responsibility to collect and distribute to local foodbanks.

"The donations were purchased from Asda by kind-hearted people thinking the donations would help the less fortunate at Christmas.

"Not only have they been let down but also the families and children that this charity Trussell Trust has a mandate to protect.

"I can only hope and pray that the food will be collected soon and distributed to those needing it most and that this is the only supermarket affected and not a nationwide problem."

Sandra Beveridge, project manager at Dunfermline Foodbank, explained that the foodbank was run by volunteers who donated their time generously.

She said: "The problem is that I only have one van and two volunteers who can pick up.

"I've spoken to Asda twice to confirm that they're on the list and we will collect the donations.

"December is so, so busy and feeding people is our priority.

"It is a priority to supply the local foodbanks from the stocks at the warehouse so we can help the clients that need it.

"So it very difficult to find time to pick up collections, especially with extra donations at this time of year."