MORE people are struggling to feed their families due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mid Cheshire Foodbank fed twice as many people last week compared to the same time last year.

The charity is appealing for help from the local community.

This week, they are currently short of desserts, long life fruit juice, rice pudding and tea bags.

However, all food donations, large or small will be gratefully received.

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Collection points are available at local supermarkets including Asda in Winsford, Asda, Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury's in Northwich and Sainsbury's in Hartford.

The warehouse at Unit 14, The Business Centre, Barlow Drive, Winsford is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 12 noon.

Anyone wishing to donate money to enable the foodbank to buy more supplies can visit

The foodbank uses a referral system. Anyone seeking help can visit

To seek a referral, call Citizens Advice on 07894 238 963, weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm, or Cheshire West and Chester Council Covid-19 dedicated helpline on 0300 123 7031 Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm and Saturday 8am to 6pm.

Once someone receives a foodbank referral they will be given a collection point to attend with a booking time.

The food will be ready to collect and social distancing guidelines will be observed. Fresh food will be included where possible and food not collected on time will be reallocated.