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The Salvation Army says it has had to open its food bank in Penrith for extra days each week, as the numbers of people seeking help tripled to 300.
Major Alan Donaldson, joint leader of The Salvation Army Penrith, said: “Cumbria is well-known for its hospitality and self-employed trade and it’s no secret that those have been the industries worst-hit as loss of income becomes a stark reality for many."
Meanwhile, a collection of supplies (pictured) for the Kendal Food Bank at more than a dozen locations across the town, organised by volunteers from Extinction Rebellion South Lakes, showed according to Sarah Deane, "there's some very generous people out there".
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Former chief superintendent Rob Cooper says he had been looking forward to a quiet retirement.