VOLUNTEERS in Menstrie have stepped up to support older and vulnerable residents during the coronavirus crisis.

People have come forward to lend a hand and deliver essential food bags, which were put together thanks to funding and donations received.

The food bags contain vegetables to make soup along with fruit and fresh eggs for older and vulnerable people in the Hillfoots village.

Funding for the food bags came from Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface, which has been co-ordinating the volunteer effort across the Wee County.

Donations also came from Scotmid, Morrisons and McVities – all of which were very much welcomed by residents, according to local councillor Les Sharp.

Cllr Sharp rolled up his sleeves, along with fellow resident Stan Paterson, for the first round of deliveries (pictured).

The volunteers are all complying with social distancing measures aimed at reducing the spread of Covid-19 along with good hygiene practices to keep everyone safe.

The first week saw 120 bags delivered around the village with hopes to repeat it each week until the lockdown is lifted.