A foodbank has given away more than 100,000 meals since it was set up five years ago.

Borehamwood foodbank, which is based in St Teresa's church in Shenley Road, are thanking people for the "unfailing" support which has allowed volunteers to provide help for those in need.

This month, the foodbank marks five years in the town.

More than 11,000 people in Borehamwood and the surrounding areas have received a three day food parcel and 40 per cent of those have been children.

Around 120 tonnes of food has been donated with 116 tonnes distributed.

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The foodbank has also arranged a number of special projects including family lunches which help families when school meals may not be available. 2000 family lunches have been cooked so far, alongside activities for children including craft making.

Many people who use the foodbank have to return food because they do not have the fuel to cook it. Volunteers want to set up a fuel bank to help those in food poverty and the Tesco Bags of Hope is helping to support this.

The foodbank is open on a Monday from 1pm - 3.30pm and on a Thursday from 10am to 12.30pm.

Borehamwood Foodbank, St Teresa's Church , 291 Shenley Rd, Borehamwood, WD6 1TG