An Inverness charity has been awarded £10,000 to help it continue providing support to vulnerable people across the city.
Inverness Foodstuff, which functions from Ness Bank Church Hall, cooks and serves meals to vulnerable or homeless individuals across the city, providing around 100 meals per week all year round, including Christmas Day.
In a bid to help the charity continue the lifeline scheme, it has been awarded the substantial grant by the Crerar Hotel through its own trust.
Bob Glover, Treasurer of Inverness Foodstuff, said this money would help the charity meet growing demand.
He said: “This wonderful grant guarantees that we can continue to help the homeless and vulnerable in Inverness for another year.
“Sadly the demand for our services is increasing, and we very much appreciate the help we receive from the NHS and Highland Council, as well as other agencies providing support.”
The charity said the money would help fund the salary of its part-time volunteer manager, who organises and produces the rosters for 88 volunteers.
Paddy Crerar CBE, chairman of the Trust and CEO of Crerar Hotels added: “We are delighted to have made this award to Inverness Foodstuff and look forward to hearing how this funding impacts their work.
“Crerar Hotels is committed to giving back to the local community to help it grow and thrive, and provide opportunities that may otherwise seem out of reach.”
Over the last 17 years, the Crerar Trust has awarded around £7.5 million of grants to over 400 organisations.