A community "warm bank" will remain open through winter in Upton-upon-Severn after a councillor secured funding.

Green Party representative, Councillor Martin Allen, received £2,000 to sustain the Community Fridge and Warm Bank.

The community resource, based at the Upton Baptist Church, offers warmed shelter, cooking classes and food sharing from donated surplus foods.

Worcester News: The warm bank is open on Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm

Reverend Amy Wearing oversees the service and welcomes everyone from Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm.

Along with a hot light meal, the space encourages visitors to connect and gain new skills, while minimizing food waste.

Cllr Allen, while visiting the service, praised the community spirit behind it.

He said: "I am happy to report that I have secured £2000 to ensure that the heating stays on and the food is hot.

"It is very sad that we need to provide a hot meal but equally it is truly amazing how many local people and businesses help or donate."