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Arts / Sales of Foula Beans artwork leads to £1,000 foodbank donation

THE SHETLAND Foodbank is benefiting from a £1,000 donation this Christmas thanks to a local art print.

Jono Sandilands with his Foula Beans print. Photo: Gaada

The ‘Foula Beans’ print is made by Jono Sandilands, who works for Burra based art organisation Gaada.

He has decided to donate his percentage of income from print sales to the Shetland Foodbank – with Gaada matching it.

It means that 100 per cent of the cost of every Foula Beans print sold will be donated directly to the foodbank.

Gaada has now announced that the grand total raised for the foodbank is £1,000.

Shetland Foodbank, which is part of the Trussell Trust network, is located on Lerwick’s St Magnus Street.

More families than ever before are finding themselves reliant on the service. It handed out 536 parcels from April to September, a rise of 57 per cent on the same period last year.

An average of 25-30 food parcels are given out each week, but it can be up to 40. Every parcel contains many of the basics every household needs, including pasta, tea, coffee, rice, soup, tinned vegetables, toilet paper and laundry tablets.

Read more about the work of the foodbank here.

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