SHE is best known for keeping motorists moving as BBC Radio Scotland’s traffic bulletin presenter.

Now, as well as serving up advice to drivers about which roads to avoid, East Renfrewshire woman Theresa Talbot can say she has steered families in need towards vital support during the Covid pandemic.

The broadcaster and author is proud to help out as a volunteer at the East Renfrewshire Larder.

It provides breakfast, lunch and dinner packs, as well as household goods and sanitary products, to dozens of families who are struggling to get by.

Theresa believes volunteering with the group is a great way to help the local community during these uncertain times.

She told the Barrhead News: “Next week, it could be you who needs help. There is no ‘them and us’ – everyone is in it together.

“None of us knows when we are going to need to access services like this, so it’s really nice to be able to give a little bit back.”

East Renfrewshire Larder was founded by Jennifer Lawrie and Rachel Egglestone at the turn of the year when it became clear children would have to wait to return to school after the Christmas break.

Since then, the team of volunteers has been busy packing food parcels at their base at Whitecraigs Rugby Club, in Newton Mearns.

Jennifer said: “It started out that we were only going to provide lunches but, the more we looked into it, the more it seemed it should be set up a bit like a foodbank.

“We also found out there is no foodbank in Newton Mearns. If people were struggling, they were faced with having to walk quite a distance to get food.”

The project aims to support anyone who needs help, with the team able to deliver supplies to those who can’t make it along to the rugby club.

“It is for anybody who needs it,” added Jennifer. “Anyone can turn up on the days that we are open and ask for food or household parcels.

“They can also text myself or Rachel and ask for stuff to be delivered. We have loads of volunteers who take out parcels and deliver to people who can’t get to us.”

For more about the project, check out the Twitter page @ERLarderWRC.