A FIFE based contractor has pledged £6,000 to the Dunfermline Foodbank.

The specialist flooring company, Advanced Traditional Screeding (ATS), with headquarters in Rosyth, will be making monthly donations of £500 to the Trussell Trust foodbank as a part of their ongoing charity commitment.

ATS managing director Jason Lister said: “Partnerships like this are a very important part of who we are, we firmly believe that everyone should have access to the necessities of life and we are committed to making a difference through several initiatives in our community.

“We often sit as a team and discuss how we can collectively help various charities and initiatives."

Staff at the company will be undertaking a host of fundraising events and challenges such as 5k runs and marathons this year.

He continued: “Caring for our staff, customers, suppliers and community is one of five core values we have agreed on as a group. With our monthly donation, we are helping to provide vital assistance to those in need in our local area.

“The work the Dunfermline Foodbank does is incredible and we would urge other businesses in the area which are not already doing so to consider getting involved as it is a vital bridge and resource locally. They are true local heroes and we hope this is the start of a long relationship.”

The project manager of the Dunfermline Foodbank, Sandra Beveridge said: “We are delighted to be receiving £500 per month from ATS and so very grateful. “This will go a long way in ensuring stock levels are up to maximum and will help with our future planning.

“So many people in the south-west Fife area will benefit from this. It is honestly such an amazing gesture, we can't thank ATS enough.”

It comes at a time when more and more people are turning to services like the foodbank amidst a worsening cost of living crisis.

We at the Press know that the strain on our community is now worse than ever and so, to help our Foodbank feed those who need it this year, we have teamed up with Stagecoach for our own appeal.

On Thursday, March 16, we will be including a free donation bag in that week's edition of the Press and we are asking that, if you can, you give a small donation to the Foodbank.

The Foodbank quickly runs out of household items, such as tinned foods including meat, fish, potatoes, vegetables, long life milk, coffee and tea, sugar, and toiletries. They are also in need of Pot Noodles, Cuppa Soups and Mug Shots as they are ideal for clients who cannot afford or access cooking facilities.

Any donations that readers are able to give in aid of the Press Foodbank Appeal should be delivered to the Foodbank Warehouse at Unit 1C, Pitreavie Business Park, Dunfermline, on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between 4pm and 6pm.