STRATFORD foodbank is receiving weekly donations of food from Tesco in a bid to help it support more people.
The organisation has seen a rise in demand since the outbreak, and to help cope with demand has been receiving food from the supermarket.
It is part of a £15million national donation from the store.
Foodbank manager Marion Homer said: “Fortunately, we’re seeing a lot more grassroots organisations stepping in to help support vulnerable people during this time and we’re continuing to receive plenty of customer donations.
“However, while we haven’t been as badly affected by the lockdown as many food banks, we’ve still seen a 15 per cent increase in demand. Without these donations we’d struggle to help everyone who needs it.
“Our profile of caller has changed noticeably, going from people with mental illnesses and learning difficulties to mainly people who had lost their job or been furloughed.”