Charity in Northamptonshire opens another food bank

Tins of food. Demand has increased from 20 parcels per month to 50 now

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A food bank in Northamptonshire said demand for its services is so high that it is to open a second drop-in centre.

St Judes Drop-in Centre, on Northampton Road, Kettering, which opened in November 2011, supplies non-perishable foods to people in crisis.

The centre said it has seen an increase in parcels given out from 20 a month in November to 50 a month now.

It said the new premises would open at the Grange Methodist Church on Stamford Road.

David Goddard, project manager from St Judes, said: "We are beginning to see more ordinary families who are falling on hard times come to the centre.

"There are also many people who are finding their benefits being adjusted or reviewed and they are without money for up to three months at a time."

The second food bank will open at the Grange Methodist Church on Stamford Road from 8 June.

"There are so many people that are suffering in this current economic climate," said Mr Goddard.

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