Communities across the West Midlands have donated over 30,000 items to food banks in less than two weeks following an urgent appeal.
Central England Co-op launched a campaign to help support food banks after its' food bank partners reported that they had seen donations drop.
Since then there has been an inspiring community response.
Food banks being supported by this appeal in the West Midlands include B30 Food Bank, Esther Community, Quinton and Oldbury Food bank, Bethany Food Bank and Lichfield Food Bank.
Co-op's food bank partners say they're grateful for the response but are encouraging people to continue to donate as supplies are still low as demand continues to rise as a result of the pandemic.
Here are some findings from Central England Co-op:
Since the COVID-19 outbreak there has been a higher demand for food banks as more people have been impacted financially. This includes people who are self-isolating, self-employed and families who have children that would normally be getting free school meals.
People can keep up to date with how Central England Co-op is responding to the Coronavirus by visiting www.centralengland.coop/updates.