A HOUSING developer has set up a new food bank collection point at The View @ Swanpool near Falmouth and is appealing to local schools, businesses and residents to get involved in its work to help collect food for the Penryn and Falmouth Foodbank.

Linden Homes has pledged its support this season to help those in need. Local food banks collect supplies and provide emergency food and assistance to local people who are referred to them in crisis.

Emma Colin, sales and marketing director for Linden Homes, said: “We are proud to be providing homes and communities within which families can enjoy the festive period – however, we are also very aware some people find this time of year particularly difficult.

“There is often a drive to help charities during Christmas and so we wanted to offer some additional support afterwards as well. We also thought people may have some spare items to donate to the food bank after Christmas and the time to do so. We would like to invite local schools, residents and businesses to work with us on this project and help us to help those in need this year.”

Non-perishable food can be donated to The View @ Swanpool sales and marketing suite until January 10, ahead of the team hand-delivering the gifts to the food banks in the new year.

The items most in need include: soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpast, fruit juice/squash, crisps/savoury snacks, long life whole milk, sweets, size 6 nappies.

For more details on The View @ Swanpool visit www.lindenhomes.co.uk and for more information on Penryn and Falmouth Foodbank visit penrynfalmouth.foodbank.org.uk