A FOODBANK in Romsey has received more than 500kg of food following an appeal last week amid the coronavirus.

Romsey Foodbank said thanks to social media and an article in the Daily Echo, they have received more than 500kg of food, with much of this coming from Waitrose customers, as well as additional online donations.

These donations of food and money will prove vital to the running of the Foodbank in the coming weeks.

Romsey Foodbank Manager, Jo Topley, said: "We want to thank the generous and responsive people of Romsey for their continuous and ongoing support of the Romsey Foodbank in this challenging time.

"Demand for Romsey Foodbank is likely to continue to increase, and we will need the continuing support of the people of Romsey to ensure we can provide emergency food to those most in need.”

They said due to the far-reaching restrictions recently announced by the government, the Romsey Foodbank team are continuing to work hard to develop contingency plans for the safe collection, sorting and provision of emergency food.

For the latest updates on how to donate food, or to give financial support, people should visit the Romsey Foodbank Facebook Page or visit www.romsey.foodbank.org.uk