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Demand Forces Liskeard Foodbank To Switch Premises
3:45pm 11th July 2013
A south-east Cornwall Foodbank has forced to move to a bigger office, because of a jump in the number of families needing help.
Pirate FM has learnt demand at Liskeard has rocketed by forty percent in a year.
Organiser David Berry says they are seeing people from all walks of life.
He said: "The alarming thing is the number of young families that we are seeing, that are really struggling, who are finding that their income, through work or through benefits isn't covering the bills and they are being referred to us on an increasing basis.
"We're getting through about a tonne of food every three weeks. So, we need to be able to cope with the food coming in and be able to get the food boxed up and sent out to those in need."
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