Fifth Ballymena Scout Group support Foodbank

During these times of restrictions, the Fifth Ballymena Scout Group considered how they could still do their bit for the community this Christmas.

Wednesday, 16th December 2020, 10:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th December 2020, 10:35 am

During these times of restrictions, the Fifth Ballymena Scout Group considered how they could still do their bit for the community this Christmas.

One very deserving charity that they all agreed to help was Ballymena Foodbank.

For many reasons this Christmas will be especially challenging for a lot of local families in our community and the Explorers, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers of Fifth Ballymena were only too happy to do their bit and help out.

Fifth Ballymena Scouts festive support Foodbank During these times of restrictions, the Fifth Ballymena Scout Group considered how they could still do their bit for the community this Christmas. One very deserving charity that they all agreed to help was Ballymena Foodbank. For many reasons this Christmas will be especially challenging for a lot of local families in our community and the Explorers, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers of Fifth Ballymena were only too happy to do their bit and help out. The Group organised a socially distanced driveway food drop off and Leaders were delighted to see how the Christmas spirit was truly alive as the donations came pouring in throughout the day. Will McDonald from the Ballymena Foodbank chatted to them all during a Zoom meeting and explained the items they were especially in need of. Many of the members shopped for these items themselves and some even used their own pocket money. The donations were transported on to Ballymena Foodbank and when weighed by the charity totalled

The Group organised a socially distanced driveway food drop off and Leaders were delighted to see how the Christmas spirit was truly alive as the donations came pouring in throughout the day.

Will McDonald from the Ballymena Foodbank chatted to them all during a Zoom meeting and explained the items they were especially in need of. Many of the members shopped for these items themselves and some even used their own pocket money.

The donations were transported on to Ballymena Foodbank and when weighed by the charity totalled an impressive 300kgs.

The Scout Group have extended their sincere thanks to all who contributed

Taking part in the driveway food drop-off by Fifth Ballymena Scouts for Ballymena Foodbank
Fifth Ballymena Explorers, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers were all only too happy to do their bit and help out with the festive Foodbank Collection
One of the Fifth Ballymena Scout group who helped collect food for Ballymena Food Bank
Taking part in the socially distanced driveway food drop off for Ballymena FoodBank
Members of the Fifth Ballymena Scout Group have helped the Ballymena Foodbank a socially distanced driveway food drop off