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Foodbank Demand Rockets Over Christmas
12:52pm 7th January 2014
It has been revealed more than five and a half thousand meals were given out by just one Cornish foodbank over Christmas.
Volunteers in Camborne Pool and Redruth say there was enough demand to double the number of people helped, if they had been able to.
Don Gardener is in charge.
He told Pirate FM he has people queuing outside the door for help: "I had a mum who rang me up in tears one morning. Her husband/partner had left her the day before, cleared out the bank account and had left her and her son with £10. She went to the council and filled out the forms and was told she may have some money in 6-8 weeks' time. £10? Come on.
"We don't know where it's going to go. We thought in 2-3 years we would be cutting back and there would be no more need for us. But this year? 5,000 meals in a week we did. Last year it was 3,000 meals in a month at the same time.
"I don't know where it's going to stop. We're now going to open in February three days a week because we getting queues. We're getting people queuing up outside the door and that's not right. These people are struggling. They need help."
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