A NON-profit charity helping to feed those living in poverty is branching out to help raise money for further worthwhile causes.

Neighbourhood Food Larder launched in July, distributing food into the Warrington community for people in need.

Six months on and the project has eight free-food locations, a hamper delivery service and two community shops across Warrington, St Helens, Wigan, Leigh and Earlstown.

As well as providing a life-line to vulnerable people with free food, the organisation has partnered with a number of charities to raise money for worthy causes.

David Jones, from the Neighbourhood Food Larder, said: "We have recently raised £400 for children with special needs at Callands Primary School towards a sensory room which is now completed.

"This will give the opportunity for children with additional needs, including autism, ADHD and sensory issues, a safe environment to learn, progress and develop."

Neighbourhood Food Larder are also involved with a current #KeepWarmWarrington project launched by Kids Planet Day Nurseries based in Lymm.

The appeal hopes to collect unwanted jumpers which are then distributed directly to the homeless and to vulnerable families in Warrington.

David continued: "We would like to thank Kids Planet, Co-op in Sale and M&S Leigh for donations towards the sensory room.

"We now help feed more than 1,500 people every month now and with our forecasts, this is expanding rapidly.

"We also have just over 5,000 supporters in the public."

To keep up to date with Neighbourhood Food Larder and to see more about what they do visit @feedthelocalcommunity on Facebook.