From the FoodBank Manager's desk.

The first half of 2017 has been very challenging especially with the roll out of Universal credit to single people, often they are waiting six weeks without any benefits.

We have already distributed 8.5 tonnes of food in the first six months. Last year for the same period we distributed 8.7 tonnes.

Our newsletter reflects just a few stories of the support we get from the community, supermarkets, churches and schools. This issue we want to focus on the young people who volunteered and supported us.

As we continue to feed people in crisis we again appeal for the same level of support, if you can run events , raise funds or donate food from our shortage list we would be very grateful.

Any group that wishes a visit from a volunteer from the Foodbank team to talk about this vital work can contact us on our mobile or e-mail and we will be happy to oblige.

Again I would like to thank the whole community for their support.