Two Preston foodbanks have received funding from the county council.
Sahara and the Community Gateway Association have received £8,000 and £10,000 respectively.
In the run up to Christmas the demand on these services, and especially into January, is expected to be increased.
County Councillor Azhar Ali, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “We’re living in times where some people don’t have enough money to eat properly and this can have a serious effect on their health.
“Food banks and other organisations do a superb job getting food parcels to people who need it most.
“It’s often difficult to keep these groups running. With these grants we wanted to ensure that the money was spent on making sure they have everything they need to operate for many years to come.
“It will be invested in facilities like cooking equipment, storage and training to make organisations more resilient.”
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