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Foodbank demand always genuine

Estimates suggest 80 food packages will be given

The number of Manx residents relying on food donations is on the rise.

Foodbank Isle of Man has seen a huge surge in demand since it was established in 2013, and now runs three centres.

It's estimated around 80 packages of food, drink and household items will be given to needy people this festive period.

Foodbank volunteers are continuing their Christmas donation drive at Tesco in Douglas today.

Director Neal Mellon says a 'cross-section' of Islanders - including employed, unemployed, old and young - use the Foodbank:

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