Staff at a shop on Barrow High Street are showing their support for a local cause by organising a drop off point for donations.

Members of the EE telecommunications service provider branch in Barrow are aiming to help Barrow Foodbank fulfil its latest appeal.

The foodbank is in 'urgent' need of a list of essentials, from longlife milk and nappies to long lasting tinned goods as well as staples like jam and pasta sauce.

Customer advisor, Helen Cummings Caine has taken on a lead role in organising the drive. She said: “Each year we try to get behind something as best we can.

“Last year ourselves, along with 17 other stores in our region raised money for the hospice. This year we are all helping our local food bank.

“Our team are helping where we can, along with friends and some customers who have also donated.”

The chain store on Portland Walk is ‘doing their bit for charity’ by encouraging people to help the foodbank.

Helen said: “It's something I'm passionate about.

“We hope to achieve a decent amount to donate as we know it helps so many people.

“There are more people than ever using food banks and demand will only get higher with the upcoming school holidays.”

Barrow Foodbank posted a reminder online, saying: “EE have a collection point for donations in their shop if anyone would like to support our latest appeal through them. Thank you.”