Kindness can go a long way, especially at Christmas.
The West Cheshire Foodbank and its volunteers work extremely hard to support those in need.
Based at Units 3 and 4 on the Stanney Mill Industrial Estate, Dutton Green, Chester, the organisation is always open to donations if you have some spare supplies.
Figures show more than 9,000 children within Cheshire West and Chester currently live below the poverty line.
The Trussell Trust, which runs the WCF, says there were more than 20 visits to foodbanks in the borough every day between April and September.
Demand is expected to rise over the festive period.
Donations can be dropped off at their warehouse on Stanney Mill Industrial Estate or at one of the public collection points which can be found on the West Cheshire Foodbank website here.
Other ways to help include donating money and volunteering.
Please be aware the foodbank says it has ‘plenty’ of tinned beans in stock.
The WCF shopping list:
UHT milk and fruit juice (urgent), biscuits, cup-a-soups, instant coffee, instant mashed potato, instant pasta, jams and spreads, pasta sauce, pot noodles, rice, tinned fruit, tinned and instant custard, tinned meat and fish, tinned potatoes, tinned soup, tinned tomatoes and tinned vegetables.
Those wishing to use the foodbank in an emergency need to have a valid foodbank voucher.
The full list of its opening times across six centres:
Where? Matthew Henry Church, Nevin Road.
When? 10am-10pm on Fridays
Where? Wesley Church Centre, St John Street
When? 2pm-4pm on Mondays and Thursdays
Where? Salvation Army, Whitby Road and Trinity Centre, Whitby Road
When? SA – 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 1pm-3pm Fridays, TC – 10am-1pm Mondays and 10am-12pm Thursdays
Where? Hawthorn House, Hawthorn Road
When? 12pm-2pm on Fridays
Where? Neston Parish Church, High Street
When? 10am-12pm on Thursdays