TEIGNBRIDGE District Council’s Housing Team delivered HITS Christmas hampers to people who will be in temporary accommodation over Christmas.

David Cox chair of HITS Foodbank said: ‘It was a very kind thing to do, I know they are a very caring team, who go the extra mile to help people.’

The hampers were made by volunteers and sea Scouts, in the evenings. People donated their fuel allowance to fund the hampers. Meanwhile regular volunteers help the Foodbank meet unprecedented demand.

Cllr Marin Wrigley, Executive member for housing told the MDA: ‘They are a great team and I am very proud of the work they do. Naturally it is very hard for people to be in temporary accommodation at Christmas.’

HITS will be producing over 450 Christmas Hampers for direct delivery or to be given out by Schools and community groups.

Melissa Middleton at the Whistlestop Cafe in Teignmouth is collecting toys, so children who might get nothing for Christmas will get something.