An Aberdeen food bank is urgently appealing for donations after experiencing an increase in demand for its services.
Chairwoman of Northfield community centre, Jacqui Innes, said “more and more people” were seeking help each week.
She set up the food bank last year after “seeing a need for it” in the community and in the hope of addressing food poverty in the area.
Ms Innes said many people were having to spend money travelling to other food banks until it opened.
Demand for its services, however, now means it is running “very low” on stock.
“The free food from Cfine is going out the door as fast as it is coming in,” Ms Innes said.
“We need to try and find regular donors to help and it would be amazing if the community could get behind us.
“Where once we were helping around 20 people a week over the two days that we’re open, it’s now up to around 50.”
Appropriate donations would include rice, pasta, tinned meat, sauces, soup and chopped tomatoes, pot noodles, cereal, butter, milk and cheese.
The food bank will also accept toiletries, household items and baby supplies.
All donations can be dropped off at Northfield Community Centre.
Ms Innes added: “We’re glad to be of help. We can also help people get advice on benefits and housing.
“On a Thursday morning we have benefits agencies and citizens’ advice in.”