Children are starving in Cornwall according to a foodbank in the region.
The service for Camborne Pool and Redruth says hundreds of families are now relying on them, because they can't afford to buy basic meals.
The area has 5 neighbourhoods amongst the most deprived in the country.
The foodbank says it is now handing out over 10 thousand meals every month.
Jacob is paying his first visit to a foodbank.
He says he has been out of work long term because of illness and a gap in benefit payments has pushed him to crisis point.
Jacob says without access to the foodbank he could have ended up drifting into crime.
Donovan Gardner who works at the foodbank says it is heart breaking to see children and other people lose hope.
Delays in benefit payments can be a factor in people needing foodbanks.
Mr Gardner says more needs to be done to help people before they become dependent on foodbanks.
The foodbank says it is overwhelmed with fresh goods from supermarkets but donations of tins have dwindled.
This mean it has had to cut back on what it gives out.
The former Bishop of Truro has spent years highlighting the issue of poverty in the region.
The Rt Rev Tim Thornton co-chaired a national inquiry into hunger and food poverty - which became known as the Feeding Britain report.
He says the rise in foodbank use is a sign that community spirit is not as strong as it used to be.