Scots prison inmates have helped collect hundreds of pounds worth of donations for a foodbank - including grub from their canteen. 

They donated food and encouraged staff, visitors and other professionals to help combat hunger in their local community. 

HM Prison Low Moss in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, joined with The Trussell Trust foodbank charity for the project. 

After one week, a total of 14 boxes of food had been donated which was weighed at 245.1kg by the foodbank which had a monetary value of £411. 

And some even gave cash contributions to the worthy cause which raked in £194.21. 

Two prisoners from HMP Castle Huntly in Perth and Kinross worked on exchange at the East Dunbartonshire prison as part of the initiative. 

A spokeswoman from Low Moss said: "In an attempt to assist those experiencing hardship in their lives, Low Moss decided to give their support to a local community foodbank. 

"The objective of the seven-day event was to collect food donations. 

"Planning for the event led to a work placement for two prisoners from Castle Huntly at the front of house in Low Moss. 

"Their role was to speak about the foodbank initiative and process any donations that came in. 

"Donations came from staff, visitors and professionals coming into the prison on work related business. 

"Also contributing were the prisoners where the opportunity to donate food directly from their canteen was an option for them to get involved." 

Ann Carson of East Dunbartonshire Foodbank thanked the prison for their support and praised their organisation. 

She said: "This is an amazing amount to raise. It was a pleasure to work with Low Moss prison, who were very organised with the collection which is so helpful to us. 

"It was great to see the involvement of everybody in helping the community. 

"Thanks very much for all your hard work which will help make a difference." 

East Dunbartonshire Foodbank is based in Kirkintilloch and works in partnership with local churches. 

The foodbank is run mostly by volunteers who work in the warehouse, are voucher co-ordinators and hand out food parcels.