There has been an outpouring of support for a foodbank after its building was broken into and vandalised.

Bosses behind Barrow Foodbank said they live in the ‘warmest community in the world’ after offers of support flooded in following an incident at the weekend.

Cumbria police were contacted by the foodbank, based in Abbey Road Baptist Church, on Monday regarding a break-in during which a substantial amount of damage was caused.

A side external window had been smashed and some money was also taken from the building.

Damage was also caused to piping leading to water damage elsewhere on the property.

Two men in their 20s from Barrow have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and attempted burglary.

After the incident, Barrow Foodbank bosses took to social media to praise the community for their ‘kind’ offers of support.

A spokesman said: “Please can we say a huge thank you to everyone who has been so incredibly kind with offers of support following the incident at the weekend.

“We really do live in the warmest community in the world.

“We would like to reassure everyone that no food stocks were lost or damaged and our stock level for all regular items is comfortable.

“We’re struggling to take receipt of donations whilst we manage repairs so please can we politely request that people wishing to make donations do so from our Christmas list and make this at one of the supermarket collection points or at the Foodbank from next week. Thank you so much.”