BARNSLEY Foodbank Partnership are appealing for donations at one of its ‘busiest times of the year’.

Harvest donations are crucial to the foodbank as it ensures they have enough stock on the run-up to Christmas.

Schools and businesses are hosting collections and the partnership’s Just Giving page can be found on its website.

A spokesperson added: “Coming out of the pandemic, we have not seen a drop in our numbers.

“They continue to increase as we head towards October, when the cost of living disastrously rises.

“Referral agents work alongside our foodbank, by offering the additional wraparound support and signposting where needed, as well as booking in the food parcels.

“By supporting our food bank this harvest, you are ensuring we can continue operating during these difficult times.”