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Food banks in crisis plead for donations

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People are being encouraged to donate to their local food banks, as overwhelming demand during the summer months is leading to a serious shortage.

The Brumfeeds Big Drop is taking place across Birmingham today (Friday 16 August) with donation points at New Street Station, Snow Hill Station and Victoria Square.

Any none perishable items that families would use on a daily basis - from UHT milk, to pasta, sauces, cereals, rice, biscuits and even hygiene products such as shower gel, toilet paper, nappies etc - will be accepted.

The organisers say any items will "make a huge difference to many families across our city".