A PENZANCE Cornwall councillor has decided to give £500 of his Community Chest fund to Penzance Foodbank.
Every Cornwall councillor has an annual fund of £3,000 to give to local good causes and Cornelius Olivier, who represents Penzance Central, hopes his donation will provide a few Christmas extras to needy people in the area.
"It shocks me that the work the foodbank does should be needed in a wealthy country like ours," he said.
"But I hope that the money provided by me will add some Christmas extras to the basic necessities.
"This year the Penzance Foodbank will have helped more than 1,000 people, including several hundred children.
"After a morning meeting and helping the impressively well-organised volunteers of Churches Together, I am determined to support them until there is no further need for their efforts, " added Mr Olivier