CONTINUED demand for support - and ongoing generosity from local people - have prompted Milford Haven food bank PATCH to move home.

The food and basics bank, which supports hundreds of families across the county, has set up shop in the former Hakin Junior School site on Waterloo Road.

PATCH co-ordinator Tracy Olin said the charity had been in need of more space, in particular due to the extra donations it receives as part of it's annual Christmas Toy Appeal.

"The old building was wonderful, and the Port of Milford Haven made excellent landlords," said Tracy.

"We are so grateful for their continued support, but when the opportunity came to move to a bigger site we had to take it."

The new building, which was vacated when Hakin and Hubberston schools merged in 2017, is owned by Pembrokeshire County Council.

The move has also came just in time, as last week's heavy rain caused flood damage to their previous base.

"We were very lucky, all our stock could have been damaged," said Tracy.

Their spacious new home also means PATCH can now accept even more donations, and has room for separate sorting stations for baby products such as prams, clothing and food.

Other services who shared their Cedar Court base will also be making the move, including Pembrokeshire Citizens Advice Bureau.

The new headquarters will be open between 10am and 2pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Donations of tinned and dried foods, kitchen basics such as kettles and toasters, and cleaning and personal hygiene products, are always welcome.