Kit Malthouse MP recently visited volunteers at the Andover Food Bank, which is helping thousands of local people in North West Hampshire.
The project started in 2006, and currently has 70 volunteers covering Andover, Test Valley, Whitchurch, Overton and Ludgershall.
The team provided one-off food packs to families 5,500 times in 2014, and 5,597 times in 2013.
Most people use the food bank once or twice, an estimated 2,750 individuals visited the service in 2014, down from 2,798 in 2013.
Speaking after visiting the Andover Food Bank, Kit Malthouse MP said: “The whole operation at the Andover Food Bank is very impressive. They’ve been going for over nine years now, currently have 70 regular volunteers and help hundreds of people every month. They’re making a really valuable contribution to society – dare I say it’s a part of the ‘Big Society’ in action. I look forward to working with the project and assisting in any way I can.”