SUPPORT the homeless and people who struggle to put food on their table by picking up some free potatoes on Thursday.

Charity City harvest is giving away 1,100 kilos of spuds at Acton Market from 8am to 4pm. The charity, which collects unwanted food and delivers to organisations that need it, such as foodbanks and shelters, is asking for donations to help buy a new van.

Volunteers will also be selling toiletries and telling people how they can get involved in their good work, such as using their ingredients to run bake sales.

The charity needs to raise £15,000 for a new van to make they can bring sure food and other essentials from its warehouses in Ladbroke Grove and Brent Cross to charities such as Broadway homeless hostels in Hanwell and Shepherd's Bush, Acton Homeless Concern and The Upper Room in Hammersmith.

Co-odinator Mark Harvey said: "With the colder weather people need all the help they can get, whether it is homeless people who don't know where there next meal is coming from or people who have to decide between heating their homes or feeding themselves.

"We help the organisations which help them by helping them make the most out of their retreating budgets."

A similar giveaway led to donations and volunteers promising to help in August.

Visit or call Mr Harvey on 07837 709 742 to find out more.