PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson will today visit St Philip’s Food Bank, in Leeds Road, Nelson, from 12.15 to 1pm to see how it operates, and the challenges it faces.

The food bank, which opened last June, provides food parcels with essential food for individuals and families for three days in case of emergency.

It also operates a takeaway soup kitchen.

Anyone with any queries about the food bank should call 01282 877640.