A FOODBANK which has seen need quadruple over the pandemic has said a big thankyou to supporters and is reminding people they are there to help.

Hambleton Foodshare is based in Northallerton . Chairman Michael Webster said: "We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported us through the last four months. From those that have donated funds allowing us to buy stock when needed, to our big band of volunteers and to those businesses in the community who continue to support us. Without all of this support we would not have managed to help so many families.

"Unfortunately we do not anticipate things getting much better as furlough comes to an end bringing with it redundancies. But we want to stress that we are here to help. We appreciate it can be difficult as people may feel embarrassed asking for food parcels but we are just a community charity wanting to do our best to help feed those in need, so please do not be afraid to get in touch."

To receive emergency food help customers must be able to demonstrate need either by being referred through an agency or through self-referral by ringing 07514244158.