A DOMESTIC abuse group in Newton-le-Willows has set up a food service to support vulnerable people in the community.

Domestic Abuse WA12 launched a collect and deliver food service in the area to help residents during the cost-of-living crisis.

Alongside supporting the community, the service is also sustainable as it prevents food from going into landfill.

Debbie Taylor, an advocate for the group, said: “During the current economic crisis, this has proven to be an essential service of free food for many families in our community.

“By facilitating this we are also reducing high volumes of co2 emissions into the environment via the surplus food not going into landfill.

“All this couldn’t be done without an amazing team of volunteers and Cross Lane United Church who have been our free venue since day one.”

The group is now asking local businesses to get in touch to help with donations.

For more information, visit the group's Surplus Food Share Facebook page here.