Thieves Target Glasgow Foodbank

3 February 2015, 10:14

They targeted the Greater Maryhill Foodbank over the weekend, stealing money, vouchers and new clothing worth around £5,000.

Co-ordinator Julie Webster posted a video on Facebook with the caption, "My heart is truly broken but I wanted you all to hear this first hand from me".

She said, "I regret to tell the public that very sadly, over the weekend, we have been broken into.

"Someone came through the roof and stolen a large quantity of money, vouchers for Tesco and new clothing that was supposed to be going out to service users on Wednesday morning.

"I would ask the public to be very cautious and if they hear anything, to let us know who it was - to ensure that the person or people who've done this disgusting act are brought to justice.

"The service that we provide will be deeply affected by this break-in.

"The saddest thing about all of this is the fact that we are hosting a fundraiser on 7 March for little Chelsea, who was in an accident on Sandbank Street a few months ago.

"The public had been so good and had already raised a substantial amount of money for the family to start us off.

"The thieves have taken that money as well."

At this point in the video, Julie becomes visibly upset and struggles to continue to speak.

"I would ask the public to please, support us as much as you can over the next couple of weeks to try and get this project back up and running again; and I give you my 100% assurance that I will work day and night to make sure that we get the foodbank up and running."

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