Worcester Mayor Cllr Louis Stephen shares his fears over Christmas struggles for local families.
"I recently called round to Worcester’s Foodbank. I looked through the roller shutter doors and with a chill I distinctly noticed a difference between this and previous years.
Christmas is a time of giving and thinking of people who are less fortunate. Last year I noticed a queue of donated food that had not yet been processed.
Sadly, this year I did not see that food. Demand has gone through the roof.
Chatting to the managers, Grahame Lucas and Ruth Allsopp, they told me that food donations are not enough and increasingly they are spending thousands of pounds each week buying in additional food.