A free food service has expanded to cope with the rocketing demand from people in need. 

Determined not to turn people away, the North Enfield Foodbank moved from a church hall in Baker Street to a larger warehouse in Great Cambridge Road on Saturday.

The Mayor of Enfield, Councillor Kate Anolue, and MP David Burrowes officially launched the new foodbank, which has dished out 14,400 meals to more than 1,600 people since it opened nine months ago.

Louise Broni-Mensah, manager of the foodbank, said: “We are seeing the demand for the service increasing almost week by week.

"It is our desire to never have to turn anyone away through lack of food or resources and so with the launch of this new venue we intend to be able to provide crisis food to more local Enfield people who are in need."

Schools, businesses and churches are amongst groups to donate emergency food to the bank before it is sorted by volunteers from the congregation of Jubilee Church in Southbury Road and given to people in crisis.