CHESHIRE Police are helping people struggling for survival.

Unison branch members at Cheshire Police joined forces with staff and officers to donate £1,000 to Mid Cheshire Foodbank.

The gift presented at Cheshire Police HQ in Winsford will help meet the soaring demand for support which has doubled during the pandemic.

Winsford deputy mayor and member of Cheshire West and Chester Council Cllr Nathan Pardoe is a foodbank trustee and volunteer.

The Winsford dad said support from the community is vital to keep the foodbank going.

"The foodbank has been able to rise to the challenge of keeping families fed throughout the pandemic," said Cllr Pardoe. "The scale is unprecedented and has roughly doubled due to Covid-19.

"The support of the local community is a lifeline. I'm especially proud of how residents and businesses have supported the foodbank with food and donations.

"I would like to say a big thank you to Unison Cheshire police branch members and Cheshire Police staff and officers for their generous donation.

"Donations allow us to keep local families fed and make a real difference to those who need it most."

There is plenty of food available for anyone in need.

"The most important thing to remember is that for anybody who is struggling, help is available and there's no need to go hungry," said Cllr Pardoe.

"The referral process isn't difficult or evasive. Volunteers are very friendly. Our big focus is restoring dignity."

To seek help call Cheshire West and Chester Council help team on 0300 123 7065, Citizens Advice in the Community on 07894 238963, Cllr Nathan Pardoe 07917 754771.

To donate or volunteer visit Food can be dropped off at many local supermarkets.