Newcastle food bank struggles to meet demand

A food bank service based in the west end of Newcastle says it's seen an 'astronomical rise' in the number of people using the service. Supplies have even been sent from a charity in Lincolnshire to meet demand.

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A thousand people a week visit Newcastle foodbank

A foodbank in Newcastle has been forced to bring in extra supplies from across the country because demand in the city has soared.

Food and drink has been sent from a sister organisation in Lincolnshire because the Newcastle West End Foodbank has been running out of supplies.

Volunteers say the number of people using the service has rocketed from 30 people a week to 1000.

Michael Nixon from Newcastle West End Foodbank says he thinks demand will continue to increase.


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