Some Foodbanks in Cumbria reported that they were handing out double the number of food-parcels during December.
Record numbers of families have been helped to put food on their table at Christmas. More than a thousand people were given food-parcels from Foodbanks in Cumbria last month.
More top news
A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region.
Wheelchair basketball teams from across the UK travelled to Penrith at the weekend to compete in The Hannah Ayling Memorial Cup.
Wasdale Mountain Rescuers were called to Harter Fell on reports of flashing lights being seen and found an abandoned campsite and rubbish.