A new foodbank has been officially opened in Beverley to help the needy in the area.
The facility, based at Toll Gavel Church, has been set up by two local volunteers, Sue Falcus and Jackie Heffer, and is being supported by Holderness Foodbank Trussell Trust.
A band of volunteers will help run the foodbank, which will open on Wednesdays between 2pm and 4pm.
Ms Falcus said: “The main reason it has been set up is because of Beverley Against Poverty, which is an action group mainly for the homeless.
“I was at the Beverley Against Poverty group and was asked if I would help set up a Beverley foodbank.”
The foodbank is relying on donations from the local community, including churches, schools, brownies, guides and supermarkets.
To receive food from the facility, residents need to obtain vouchers from local agencies who will decide if clients need food. The agencies include the doctor’s surgery, advice centres and possibly Age UK.
The official opening of the foodbank took place at Toll Gavel Church Hall on Wednesday.