Today, Friday 1 September, is National Food Bank Day, and we asked our colleagues to bring in food throughout August to be donated to a local food bank.

Those donations were collected and taken to a donation station for The Trussell Trust.

Food banks across the country are there to provide emergency food and compassionate, dignified support to those locked in crisis.

Food Banks are open year-round, so if you're able, please consider making donations when you can to a food bank near you

You can donate any shelf-stable or non-perishable foods that can be kept in a cupboard and not go off in a short amount of time.

This includes pasta, cereal, soup, rice, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, tea bags, coffee, sugar, milk, fruit juice, long-life milk, biscuits, etc. – please remember to check use by dates.

Food banks not only offer emergency food, but they provide additional support to help people resolve crises they may be facing. This includes debt advice, mental health support, or benefits guidance.