FOLLOWING an urgent appeal for support, Rhyl’s largest food bank has received an overwhelming amount of donations .

Earlier this month, the service at the Foryd Community Centre, on Princes Street, appealed for donations via social media after being hit particularly hard by the demand following Christmas.

Among those heeding the call were Rhyl community fundraising group Belief, whose volunteers met with staff at the food bank to for a £112 trolley dash at Rhyl Aldi.

Belief founding member Steve Evans said: “We heard that over the Christmas and New year period, that the Foryd community food bank’s shelves had been severely depleted due to such high demand.

“On hearing this we contacted the centre to invite them for a trolley shop, hoping to, in some small way help alleviate the immediate problem.”

A spokesperson for the food bank responded: “We’d like to thank Belief for their support.

“The response has been really good from other organisations too, including church groups, individuals and the Rhyl and Prestatyn Lions club.Tank you to everyone for your generous donations.

“We’ve been able to offer more choice to people in need, and put together more varied and nutritionally balanced food packages.

“It has really helped out, but we have also had a lot of referrals from around the time we put out the appeal so what’s come in has largely gone straight back out.

“The appeal is continually in place, but the support has been entirely brilliant.”

The food bank is still seeking donations of Tinned meat and vegetables, pasta sauces, cereals, UHT milk, biscuits and frozen ready meals.

As Rhyl’s largest food banks, The service can store fresh good to make food parcels more interesting.

To make a donation, the food bank is open from 9am until 4pm from Monday to Friday.