North Lakes Foodbank has marked 10 years of helping out the community.

The foodbank has been operational for 10 years, having first opened its doors on November 2 2009 as part of the Cockermouth flood action response.

The need for the foodbank's services continues and their vision is to now be accessible to all those in need across West Cumbria.

Last Saturday, as part of a series of events to mark the anniversary of the opening of the foodbank, supporters met at the current Cockermouth foodbank centre at Lorton Street Methodist Church. A photograph was also taken outside the original location with some of the original members.

Andrew Robinson, director of the foodbank, said: "We are not here to celebrate 10 years, as we would all prefer that foodbanks were not needed, but instead, we are here to mark the day and to use it as an opportunity to thank all our volunteers and supporters for their loyalty over the years.

"We had a get together to mark the day. We all continue to serve the community and will be here as long as we are needed."

The foodbank continues to be well supported in the community, having around 160 volunteers who help out at the organisation.