Newquay Foodbank is working in partnership with Newquay police to encourage people to donate to the foodbank.
Six venues across the town will be accepting donations throughout the day and items such as rice and cous cous are most needed.
Collection bins will be at:
- Sailors Arms - Fore Street
- Walkabout - The Crescent
- Bullpit Smoke House and Bar - Beach Road
- Cribbar - Gover Lane Lane
- Whiskers - Gover Lane
- Towan Blystra (Wetherspoons) Cliff Road
The Foodbank is happy to accept all donations of non perishable, in date, undamaged foods.
There's been a big rise in the number of people relying on the Taunton foodbank.
Organisers say their stocks are already low because families have not had access to free school meals during the summer holidays. Some people have even walked the seven miles from Wellington and back because they are so desperate for help.
An all-party parliamentary inquiry into hunger and food poverty in Britain will gather evidence from people and groups in Cornwall today. It will be co-chaired by the Bishop of Truro and will be assessing the need for foodbanks in the region.
45,000 people in our region use foodbanks according to the Trussell Trust charity, which runs food donation programmes across the south west. The situation is being debated in the House of Commons today, 18 December.
Chris Mould, the Executive Chairman of the Trussell Trust, talks about how more and more people are having to resort to food banks.
You can find out more about the work of the charity here.
As a new food bank opens in Devon today, our Political Correspondent Bob Constantine interviews Chris Mould, the Executive Chairman of the Trussell Trust about the rise in the numbers of people needing emergency food aid.
A foodbank charity says it's seen the biggest rise in people using the service since it was set up in 2000.
Nearly 60,000 people in the South West have claimed at least three days' emergency food from the Trussell Trust during the last twelve months.