Food banks across the South West are asking for more help as they face unprecendented levels of demand.
They say changes in tax and benefits mean more people are struggling.
The start of the school holidays can mean food running perilously short, as John Andrews discovered in Plymouth:
A food bank set up to help some of the most vulnerable people in the region is making an urgent appeal for supplies. The summer season is usually a time of full employment in Cornwall, but as John Andrews reports, the Looe and Liskeard food bank needs to help a thousand families this year.