Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank tackles rising poverty in the city

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The demand for donations to Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank is as great as it was when launched three years ago, staff have said.

Organiser Marlene Bartlett has been working for the Foodbank at Wesley Hall Church, since it opened in 2011.

And in that time the outlet as fed “hundreds if not thousands” of people through the charity.

It comes as latest figures show almost 30% of Stoke-on-Trent children are living in poverty – almost 10% more than anywhere else in the UK.

The Foodbank is run solely by volunteers and depends on donations of food by the general public so for more information on how you can help and where to donate, visit www.stokeontrent.foodbank.org.uk

See Staffslive’s video report below

(Additional reporting by Leah Platt)

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