AS half term starts, Eastbourne Foodbank has sent out a positive message to residents.

Its message is: “We are well stocked and ready to help you and your family.

“If you are in need of food, particularly over half term, the Foodbank can help you.”

Foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust, which says: “Marcus Rashford has been shining a light on the incredible compassion and generosity that exists in communities across the UK.

But none of us should be forced to turn to charity for food.

It isn’t right that this winter #foodbanks are expecting to give out 6 parcels a minute.”