A new food hub to feed hungry vulnerable High Wycombe residents has been launched this week.

The Wycombe Food Hub (WFH) is the brainchild of former town mayors Cllr Khalil Ahmed and Trevor Snaith and will help feed those who are struggling.

The WFH has already come to an agreement with supermarkets in the town to take their ambient and left-over food stock, including fresh and bakery items every day – that would otherwise be going to landfill.

The hub, which was officially launched on June 15, is also working with FareShare, which will supply short-dated and “wonky” items for a small charge.

Cllr Ahmed said the aim of the WFH is to feed those in need who fall outside of the catchment of the traditional established foodbanks like One Can Trust – adding that no one should be going hungry.

It will also act as a wholesale distributor of fresh food to other voluntary support groups.

The WFH will be open for two hours, two times a week and trustees are urging farms and farm shops as well as those with allotments to also get involved by donating residual stock to help those in need.

The hub is currently stationed either outside All Saints Church or under the Guildhall in High Wycombe town centre on Mondays and Thursdays from 12pm to 2pm.

The WFH website gives more information about how you can donate food, cash or volunteer to help feed those in food poverty.

The WFH trustees – who include Reverend Hugh Ellis from All Saints Church and Imam Haseeb Jhangir – are collecting around 200 crates of unsold bread, fruit and vegetables from leading supermarkets and farm shops every week.

Food is available to all in need for a small donation of £5 or whatever you can afford.

If you need help, contact the WFH on contact@wycombefoodhub.org, call 07971 475401 or visit wycombefoodhub.org.