A Coronavirus Foodbank service has been set up by North Lochs Community Association.

Pictured above is Mairi Mackenzie handing over a cheque for £1000 to the project from Mr & Mrs Kershaw of Soval Estate.

North Lochs Community Association say on Facebook that the food bank was set up to help those in need within the community during the current crisis.

"We have available food parcels and vouchers that can be used to buy fresh foods and other essentials from Lochs Services.

"For anyone who requires this service, please call or text 07548 962704."

They assure callers that the requests will dealt with confidentially and discreetly.

North Lochs Community Association is collecting Fareshare food donations from the Citizens Adive Bureau in Stornoway.

In addition to the donation from Mr and Mrs Kershaw of Soval Estate, they have received donations from the North Lochs Community Council, CnES Councillor Angus Morrison's ward funds, Lochs Football Club Lochs Services, North Lochs Free Church, North Lochs Historical Society, the Church of Scotland, and the Silver Darlings.   "These donations will be used to provide vouchers which can only be used at Lochs Services Ltd for groceries or utilities," they say.

NLCA have also benefited from the Scottish Government's Supporting Communities Fund receiving £9000 to help run their existing Volunteer Prescription and Grocery delivery service and now also the food bank. They say: "We would like to thank all the local bodies who have helped us in setting this up, but most of all the volunteers who have been helping us since March."

 (This report has been updated with additional information since first being published.}