A north-east homelessness charity has thanked a church congregation for gathering a remarkable 58 boxes of provisions for a food bank.
St James Church, near Cruden Bay, regularly holds a food collection during services and also organised a special event at the Peterhead branch of Morrisons supermarket.
Dozens of crates of supplies were gathered in just six hours, an increase of eight from last year’s haul.
The goods were handed over to an astonished Aberdeen Cyrenians driver to transport to the city.
Now Lois Murphy from the charity’s fundraising team has thanked the congregation.
She said: “Our cupboards are stocking up well with the amazing amount of donations we received from the church’s food drive.
“We are extremely grateful for the continued support the church has given us.”
Parishioner Sam Coull added: “I’m over the moon with it, there was a great atmosphere, great camaraderie and people dug deep. To collect 58 boxes of food – they aren’t small – is a great achievement.
“Morrisons were pleased with the result, the church as well and I dare say the Cyrenians are going to be stacking boxes for a while.”
He added that the haul shows residents of Peterhead showed “a real understanding of the situation out in society”.