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A foodbank in Dumfries could be forced to close its doors for good, if volunteers don't manage to raise £20,000.
The First Base Agency hands out around 5,000 food parcels every year.
But growing demand means the cost of running the service is increasing.
The foodbank's founder, Mark Frankland, says they have enough funds to keep going through a busy winter, but will need to close in 2017 if they can't raise the cash.
He's asking people to take on a challenge - to survive on a food parcel for half a week, and in doing so raise money for the foodbank.
The following foodbanks are just a few of those that operate in Cumbria and the south of Scotland.
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Foodbanks in the region are feeding increasing numbers of children.
According to new figures Carlisle foodbank fed 398 children in the first three months of this year - a 21% increase on the same period in 2015.
A Cumbrian group is hoping it's fundraising efforts will go national.
The West Cumbria Wheelie Bin Challenge involves local people, schools, charities and businesses getting together to push wheelie bins around the region.
It's to gather food for local foodbanks, like the North Lakes Foodbank.
The group's released this video on Youtube, to promote their efforts:
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The first wheelie bin challenge took place last year:
- 211 people involved in planning and organising the event
- Around 1.25 tonnes of food was collected
- In total, the teams walked more than 2,000 miles on the day
A Dumfries foodbank says it needs to raise fifteen-thousand pounds by January to stay in operation.
According to the First Base Agency there has been a five-fold increase in the number of emergency food parcels it sends out which has caused "severe financial challenges."
A Cumbrian foodbank is making an urgent plea for almost £30,000.
The North Lakes foodbank, in Cockermouth, says it needs 17 tonnes of food to prevent 600 children going hungry this summer in the west of the county.
Katie Hunter has this report:
The Trussell Trust are the major provider of foodbanks in our region. Their sites include:
North Lakes foodbank Lorton Street Methodist Church, Lorton Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9RH 01900 823854
Windermere & District foodbank The Methodist Church Basement, Main Road, Windermere, LA23 1DY 01539 422569
Peeblesshire foodbank Suite 2, 2 Rowan Court, Cavalry Park, Peebles, EH45 9BU 07799 041723
Barrow foodbank Barrow foodbank Abbey Road Baptist Church Abbey Road (corner of park drive) Barrow-in-Furness LA14 5EY 01229 343436
The Dumfriesshire foodbank is currently under development. email@example.com
The North Lakes foodbank in Cockermouth has issued a plea for donations. It says demand is greater than supply.
The charity is giving food parcels to children who would normally receive free school meals during term time.