Twickenham's MP got stuck in with the Vineyard Community Centre when he helped deliver donated food.

Sir Vince Cable chipped in after the food was donated by the Richmond Housing Partnership as part of its ‘Christmas starts at home’ campaign with staff.

Caroline Ferrier, Richmond Foodbank Manager, said: “People often say to me ‘surely Richmond doesn't need a Foodbank?’

“Over the last 12 months we have given out food to 2,500 people, one third of whom were children and given away 25 tonnes of food.

“All the food that we give away is donated by local people through collection points at local supermarkets, schools, corporate groups, individuals and churches.

“I am often amazed at peoples’ generosity and wish that they could see the impact this has.”

The Vineyard Community Centre was opened in 2012 to meet the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable in Richmond.

Although it's part of the Vineyard Community Centre in Richmond, the foodbank has three other distribution centres in the borough, meaning people in need across Barnes, Isleworth and Hampton are helped too.

Caroline Hand, head of community services at Richmond Housing Partnership, said: “We were delighted to support Vineyard Community Centre and the amount of donations from our employees speaks volumes about the respect that we all have for the great work that they do.”