Foundation Supports Summer Packed Lunch Scheme To Feed Local Children

Tue 26th July 2022

Rangers Charity Foundation has made a donation to Drumoyne Community Council to help fund packed lunches for children during the summer holidays.

The grant of £2000 will support Ridgeway Dairy, and Convenience Store, based on Shieldhall Road, no more than a mile away from Ibrox Stadium, by continuing to feed local kids through its Packed Lunch Scheme.

Members of the local community can collect a lunch which includes a roll with filling, water or juice, fruit, crisps, yogurt, and chocolate.

The Dairy, owned by Jim Creaney, began the Packed Lunch scheme in summer 2020 during the first coronavirus lockdown.

Jim, who joins his daughter Lynsey and staff in making up to 65 lunches a day, said: “We are giving the kids who have finished school, a lunch during the summer holidays every day. 

“We have done that over the last couple of years. It’s a big thing because Drumoyne is a deprived area and people do struggle. So, if we can give a bit back to them and make sure the kids are getting a lunch then it’s really good.

“There is a high demand for it, everything is tight at the moment. People are struggling with the cost of living. There are some people who can’t afford to feed their kids at dinner time. So even if we can give the kids a lunch to eat at dinner time, it will hopefully make a difference.

“We are trying to give back to the community where we have lived all our lives.

“We really appreciate the support of the Community Council and the Rangers Charity Foundation.”

Linda Sinclair, Foundation Senior Operations Executive, added: “We supported the Ridgeway Packed Lunch scheme in 2021 and we were all too happy to fund the project once again.

“As a Foundation For Our Local Community, we are very pleased Ridgeway Dairy can continue to feed local children thanks to our contribution.”

Tags: local community