THE Wansbeck Valley Food Bank is extending its opening hours to cope with an increase in demand for the service.
From this Monday it will be available on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2pm to 4pm at New Life Christian Centre in Dacre Street, Morpeth.
It will also be open on Mondays and Thursdays between 10am and noon in Ashington and Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm in Newbiggin.
The service gives out parcels containing sufficient food for three days worth of balanced meals to the most needy people in these areas via a number of associated professional referrers.
Those who would like further information or wish to volunteer should call the Food Bank on 07841 908477.