Food bank boost from Bute Fairtrade firm

Angela Callaghan from Bute Oasis with a donation made to Bute's food bank by local firm Coffee Conscience. All money raised by Bute Oasis is used to purchase items for the island's food bank.
Angela Callaghan from Bute Oasis with a donation made to Bute's food bank by local firm Coffee Conscience. All money raised by Bute Oasis is used to purchase items for the island's food bank.

Bute’s food bank has received a boost this week in the form of a donation from island firm Coffee Conscience.

The Bute-based company, which supplies Fairtrade coffee, tea and chocolate to universities, colleges, local authorities and cafes, made the donation to Bute Oasis, the organisation founded to purchase items for the food bank with money raised at its second-hand shop in Rothesay’s Argyle Street.

Billy Miller, managing director of Coffee Conscience, said: “Our customers and their coffee and tea drinkers are an integral part of achieving the outcomes of our work.

“We have demonstrated that an Isle of Bute based company can deliver benefits to developing Fairtrade countries whilst also supporting community projects throughout Scotland.”