Edinburgh's Scran Van is a tangible example of kindness – Hayley Matthews

During the week, I received a phone call from my eldest when he was out playing with his pals.

Saturday, 15th May 2021, 12:30 pm
The Scran Van's brownies went down a treat

He told me: “There is a man giving us free food from a van and he wants to take our picture, is that OK?"

My initial reaction was a bit hesitant, but then he explained further: “It's called the Scran Van!"… Ah, now I knew what he was taking about.

The Scran Van is an enterprise run by Scran Academy in North Edinburgh and it was set up to take food out to various communities over the Easter holidays in the hope of ending hunger poverty in vulnerable families and young people.

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What a brilliant idea the Scran Van is and how lovely that people are still out and about well after the Easter holidays to help support those in need.

I have always explained to my son that everyone's situation is different and some sadly struggle to get the basics that they need.

I always try and teach my kids the value of kindness and sharing and I hope that one day there will no longer be a need for a Scran Van.

They also hold events with a mixture of youth work, free hot meals as well as takeaway meals for families. You can find information on their social channels if you are looking to go along.

So, thanks to the Scran Academy. The kids enjoyed the brownies and you made a lot of wee tummies happy. Bless you!

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