THE Lodging House Mission is giving our readers a sincere and heartfelt thanks for your generosity and contribution in donations as part of our Bank.On.Us campaign.

On Christmas Day, the East End homeless shelter and foodbank was able to provide 80 three-course meals to those in need in our city.

Christmas is an occasion that we widely recognise as a time to spend with family and friends, sharing the happiness and contentment of each other’s company.

With thanks to our supporters, The Lodging House Mission was able to provide a Christmas lunch and host these special sentiments to 80 individuals who may have otherwise been alone and hungry on Christmas Day.

Clare Herbert, Chaplain at the shelter, tells our readers: “None of the above would be possible without the thoughtfulness of organisations such as yourself so please accept our heartfelt thanks for your kindness, which helps us to make a difference to the lives of those experiencing homelessness and social exclusion across Glasgow.

“May God bless you, as you have been a blessing to the least of these our brothers and sisters in Christ.”

We launched Bank.On.Us in December as pledge to do whatever we can to fight for those in need in our city.

Bank.On.Us is an appeal which looks to ensure that the city’s foodbanks are well stocked throughout the year - including December, when families are likely to experience increased financial pressures due to rising heating bills.

READ MORE: Bank On Us foodbank campaign making a real difference in Glasgow

Over the festive period, we seen our readers, schools, nurseries and businesses across Glasgow fill more than 5,000 bags of supplies and stock for our foodbanks.

Campaign partners, Volunteer Glasgow, First Bus and City Building generously joined in on our campaign to ensure bags were collected and distributed across the city.

Foodbanks reported their concerns over the festive period that they would run out of stocks and supplies due to an increase of people seeking help.

The Glasgow Times issued a call to our readers and the people of the city responded with the generosity that we are known best for.

This year, our campaign united with Glasgow’s biggest landlord, GHA, to help people who are struggling put food on the table.

READ MORE: Glasgow Times and GHA unite to help foodbank