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12:53pm 20th June 2014

Pirate FM has learnt the number of people relying on a south-east Cornwall foodbank has jumped up by more than half.

The centre at Liskeard and Looe has helped 16 hundred in the last 12 months and the figure is rising.

David Berry runs it and says young families are being hit hard: "Their everyday costs were going through the roof and just running a household was really tough and food was the one thing they were having to cut back on, particularly parents, so the kids could eat."

It comes as an inquiry starts into whether foodbanks could become permanent in Cornwall.

The Bishop of Truro is calling for support or what alternatives there might be.

A panel will hear evidence in Liskeard later.

Don Gardener runs the Camborne, Pool and Redruth centre which is expecting to hand out a quarter of a million meals this year: "People are struggling, they cannot live on their income and I find this is getting greater and greater. Where we used to be a sticking plaster for a problem - a big bill - now it's becoming a way of life; people just cannot manage."

12:53pm 20th June 2014

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