Volvo dealer Crossroads Truck and Bus is launching a campaign to support food banks across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

The campaign, dubbed Hauliers against Hunger, will see eight Crossroads Truck and Bus depots support local food banks, in partnership with foodbank charity The Trussell Trust.

In addition two demonstrator trucks, decorated in Hauliers Against Hunger campaign livery, will be available to customers to help raise the profile of the campaign across the UK.

The Crossroads depots providing support are located in Birstall, Boroughbridge, Hull, Lincoln, Normanton, Rotherham, Scunthorpe and Stallingborough.

They will provide ongoing assistance and donations from Crossroads staff and customers throughout the year.

In addition Crossroads Truck and Bus will donate £1 for every £1 its staff collect through fundraising events.

Crossroads MD Gareth Legg said: "The cost of living crisis is creating unprecedented demand for food banks.

"We are launching Hauliers Against Hunger to support the vital work of these centres to meet this urgent need.

"The haulage industry played a key role in maintaining supplies during the pandemic and together we can help keep the food banks stocked."

Research by The Trussell Trust shows that out of 5.7 million people on Universal Credit in the UK, one in three (33%) are unable to afford adequate food.

Laura Chalmers, Trussell Trust area manager in Yorkshire and Humberside, said: "I am delighted to partner with Crossroads, who will be supporting eight food banks across the region at a time when it is needed the most.

"Their commitment to fundraising activity, food deliveries and volunteer time will go far in helping to support those in their local communities who will be squeezed the hardest."

Customers can also show their support by making a donation when they make use of two special demonstrator trucks, which are decorated in "Hauliers Against Hunger" campaign livery.