RYEDALE Food Bank, based at Hope Central, in Castlegate, Malton, is appealing for particular items of foodstuffs to help those in need.

Organisers say they are short of UHT milk, UHT juice, small tins of vegetables, fruit and meat, cereals, sponge puddings, custard, instant mash, biscuits and treats for children, such as chocolate, as well as personal and cleaning products.