TENBURY Food Bank has been given a boost of £1,000 to help keep struggling families fed.

The Mayor of Tenbury Eric Hudson has made a £1,000 donation from his charity fund.

Led by the Rev Mark Inglis, the food bank is busier than it have ever been facing unprecedented demand as people try to cope with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Rev Inglis, vicar of Tenbury, has said that the food bank is helping people who under normal circumstances would never have envisaged needing its help.

People being assisted range from babies to elderly pensioners and both single people and adults, male and female.

The area has seen a dramatic rise in unemployment and with the Government’s job retention scheme now being phased out the situation is expected to get worse before it gets better.

Although the area is characterised by low paid work it has in the past had below average joblessness, but the virus is pushing people who were just about coping over the edge.

“I know that there are a lot of people who are going through a very difficult time,” said Mr Hudson.

“The community, including the supermarkets are helping out.”