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Gangs Steal from Foodbanks

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:01am 14th March 2012.

Pirate FM can reveal gangs are targeting Cornwall's foodbanks.

Volunteers say groups of up to twenty have been going in and demanding donations.

The service is meant to be for Cornish families struggling with money.

Reverend Mike Firbank helped set up a project in Camborne. He said, "What we've done is we've tightened up our procedures, we've talked again to agencies, we've had conversations with the police and we're confident that if it should happen again we will be able to defuse the situation and react quite quickly.

"It's a real shame that you've got a service that is meeting the needs of real people, and there are very real needs out there, but people who want to buck the system and try and get something that actually they don't need at this moment, they might need it in six months time, but they're taking it away from others who do."

You can find your nearest foodbank or find out how to make a donation here.

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