A foodbank in Camborne has revealed it's been forced to buy in extra supplies to keep up with demand for emergency food parcels.
Trussell Trust, who run many foodbanks in the region, are now appealing for extra donations due to the rise in demand during the summer holidays.
In 2018, the charity had a 20% increase in demand for their service.
Thousands of people in the West Country turn to foodbanks for extra help when times are tough.
People like new mum Kim Harris who only gave birth to baby Ruby Rose three weeks ago.
Not eating enough food can impact both your physical and mental health, something widow Alison Draper's experienced first-hand.
Around 8,000 children in Cornwall qualify for free school meals but in the summer holidays parents must find extra money to provide those meals themselves.