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Hibees Help Out To Tackle Hunger

Hibs First Team players Chris Cadden and Sylvester Jasper were out and about in Leith and popped down to help with the launch of the charity Cyrenians Food Is The First Step appeal.

Cadds and Sylvester made the trip down to the Good Food Depot in Leith to meet with staff and volunteers from the organisation and launch the charity's Food Is The First Step appeal.

The First Team players were given a tour around the depot, learning more about the work the charity does to help combat the effects of homelessness and hunger.

Feeding over 20,000 people a week, the depot is one of many food support projects for which homelessness prevention charity, Cyrenians, are hoping to raise vital funds.

The Food Is The First Step appeal aims to raise vital funds to help tackle hunger in Scotland. With the rising cost of living adding additional pressure to those who are already struggling, the charity are conscious that demand for their food services will only increase.

Read more about the Cyrenians Food Is The First Step appeal!

After meeting the staff, volunteers and packaging up some crates of food, Hibs defender Chris Cadden told us how impressed he was with the setup.

He said: "It has been great to come down and launch this brand new appeal with Cyrenians.

"It is really eye-opening when you come down and see how much food is actually here and how hard the staff and volunteers work to make sure that the food is boxed up and sent out to those who need it.

"With the cost of living going up rapidly, these organisations and charities have never been so important than they are now, and it is great to be able to play a small part in the event today."

Cyrenians chief executive Ewan Aitken said: “We are hugely grateful to Chris, Sylvester, and the wider Hibs team for the time they are devoting to help with our appeal.

“Our message to people who can afford to donate is that their help is urgently needed to fund our work with people who may not have other means of support.”

CLICK HERE to support the appeal!