A Cross Hills mother who was helped by a food bank is appealing to others to support the charity.

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, says she was referred to the food bank at a particularly low point in her life.

“My husband had just lost his job, there was a gap before we were able to get benefits and I was desperate. My children had nothing to eat – it was a dreadful time,” she said.

She received just one food parcel from the Skipton-based charity, but it was all the family needed to get them through a difficult time. Now, as a way of thanking the charity, she has been delivering posters to banks and shops in Cross Hills appealing for donations of food.

“I want to get across to people that all they need to give is just one small item out of their shopping and it will make such a big difference to people who are desperate,” she added.

Skipton Food Bank was set up three years ago and runs throughout the year. It handed out 320 food parcels last year to people referred by various agencies, in addition to 85 Christmas parcels.

Visit skiptonfoodbank.org for further information.