The North Ayrshire Foodbank is marking its tenth anniversary this weekend with a special event highlighting food insecurity.

The food bank will host a World Café event at the Volunteer Rooms in Irvine this Saturday, December 3, between 12 noon and 4pm for residents, community food providers, growers and third sector organisations.

The day looks to confront issues surrounding food insecurity in the area and will offer tips on reducing food waste, recipe ideas for leftovers, and information on joining your local larder.

North Ayrshire Foodbank worker Craig Crosthwaite said: “On behalf of the Trussell Trust, I would like to share my warmest thanks and sincere gratitude to everyone who has donated.

“Without the generosity of our communities, we simply would not be able to continue providing emergency food-provision to those most in need in North Ayrshire.

“We hope that our event will give everyone attending a chance to have to meet, learn and have a chat with representatives from the different sectors and take part in some of our activities to address food insecurity today and prepare us all for the future.”

There will also be advice on how to get into urban farming so that you can grow your own food supply, as well as tips on how to be more energy-efficient while cooking.

A stall from Citrus Energy will provide advice on how to save money on your heating bills.

Any businesses or community groups who are interested in participating in the event should email for more information.