Urgent appeal after food bank trashed

Claire Matthews Image caption Claire Matthews said the charity needed urgent donations of non-perishable goods

A food bank in Bournemouth is appealing for emergency donations after burglars stole a month’s worth of goods intended for families in need.

Volunteers at Hope For Food said the site was trashed, causing PS3, 000 of damage, and 90% of food, clothes, toiletries and toys were taken.

More than 400 families will be affected following the burglary on Friday.

Founder Claire Matthews said: “We’ve get beans and soup but the rest of it has gone. It beggars belief.”

Dorset police Image copyright Hope for food Image caption Burglars caused damage totalling PS3, 000

She added: “It’s going to have a huge impact on our families. One family we needed to get food to yesterday, but we didn’t have any.