THE Wirral Globe's' 'No Hungry Kids This Summer' campaign has been nominated for a ‘Making a Difference’ award.

The nomination coincides with Journalism Matters Week, which highlights and celebrates the vital role played by local media across the UK and champions the value of high-quality trusted local journalism.

The Making a Difference award invites members of the public to vote for their favourite local newspaper campaign from the past year during the week, which the News Media Association is running from October 30 to November 5.

This summer, six Newsquest newspapers across the North West- including the Wirral Globe - came together to raise money for their local food banks.

With soaring utility bills and ever-increasing food shop costs forcing lots of families to breaking point our titles joined forces to help our food banks ensure during the summer holidays no family had to worry about how to put food on the table.

The Wirral Globe's editor, Andrew Killmurray, announcing the campaign, said: "We know the pressures that families face across our communities, especially at this time of year when the long summer school holiday arrives.

"This period presents them with challenges and sadly the soaring levels of inflation - especially for food - means this year many will feel this strain more severely than before and may need to turn to foodbanks.

“When there is an increase in demand, it puts strain on supplies at the foodbanks so we’re calling on our loyal readers, partners and the businesses we work with to do what they can to support local foodbanks across the North West this summer.”

Readers across the six titles - which also included The Oldham Times, Lancashire Telegraph, Bolton News, Warrington Guardian and St Helens Star - helped raise thousands for these good causes.

In April this year, the Globe reported on the alarming increase in the number of people using Wirral Foodbank.

Data from the foodbank revealed 14,369 emergency food parcels were provided to people facing hardship across the area in the last year – with 4,975 of these going to children.