A SOUP kitchen that helps to feed hundreds of people every week is on a desperate hunt for driver volunteers to transport vital foods.

Homeless Project Scotland – which runs the facility from underneath the Hielanman’s Umbrella – is down to its last two drivers in Glasgow.

The charity says the help would allow it to feed dozens of extra families who are in “urgent need of help”.

Chair Colin McInnes said: “The situation right now, is that we only have two drivers who are each covering 100 miles every day, they can only do so much.

“So, we are looking for anyone that has a licence to apply. We can help them with the application process and provide them with the van or car.

“There are a lot of families needing help right now and the foodbank and soup kitchen is often running on nights of operation, so we really need somebody to step in and help us pick up more foods.”

Drivers would pick up items from Greggs, Co-Op, Sainsbury’s and Pret A Manger and addresses of those who wish to make donations but cannot drop them off at the Argyle Street unit. Volunteers can select the shifts themselves.

Colin said: “More drivers would allow us to pick up more food and help more families who are in urgent need. The driver would also be able to assist rough sleepers into temporary accommodation.”

Meanwhile, the charity was recently supplied with a crew van that will help to reduce drug-related deaths in Glasgow.

Colin described the gesture, from Independent Ford dealer, Peoples, as a “lifeline” as he plans to kit the vehicle out with Naloxone-trained volunteers.

Those who wish to volunteer can inquire by emailing office@homelessprojectscotland.org