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School Holidays Put Strain on Cornish Foodbanks

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7:01am 3rd April 2013

Cornwall's foodbanks are bracing for a rush because of the school holidays.

Organisers say demand from families has already doubled this year.

Now more are expected to be pushed to the limit because their children are missing out on free school lunches.

Karenza Fern helps run Truro's outlet. She told Pirate FM: "Some of them do rely on it quite heavily. It's a way of being sure the child has had one good meal a day. In the school holidays it's very difficult for them to find extra, especially if they are not used to providing for that - they may not budget for that.

"Now I would say we are probably giving out a bit more than is coming in, which is the first time in a long time it hasn't quite balanced out.

"At the moment people's generosity means we can continue - but we still need people to remember us."

7:01am 3rd April 2013

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