A BARNSLEY foodbank has released easy ways to apply for a food parcel - as the charity continues to work throughout the lockdown.

Barnsley Foodbank Partnership has been providing parcels for people who have found themselves in crisis during the coronavirus outbreak.

To get a food parcel, residents should get in touch with the Local Welfare Assistance, or if affected by Covid-19, you should call Covid support on 01226 774444.

A spokesperson for the foodbank said: “You can also go through other organisations and charities, depending on your situation.

“This includes social services, housing officers, mental health teams, citizens advice, education welfare officers, humankind and health visitors.

“We work with the agencies so that our volunteers can prepare the food parcels and deliver them to the relevant pick up point.

“If you are due to pick up your parcel, or someone is picking up on your behalf, you will need the voucher number confirmed by the agent.”

For more information email manager@barnsley.foodbank.org.uk or call 01226 235280.