A group started to tackle food poverty is reeling after its base, a bus owned by the community, was broken into.

Grassroots organisation Positive Community Action distributes food to those in the Pewsey area who need it from a bus parked outside Burbage village hall.

Volunteers were shocked to discover on February 14 that somebody had broken into it.

Director Phil Brady was relieved nothing had been stolen or damaged but was frustrated somebody would target a charity.

“They’ve prised one of the windows open and got in so it’s a security worry," he said.

“We rely on the time of volunteers, so it is frustrating. Volunteers have gone out their way to help the community so this is quite disappointing.”

PCA is now urgently looking for a secure place to store the bus and is hoping to arrange additional security.

Mr Brady has appealed to local people who may be able to help. “Our issue now is someone may come back and steal or damage something so we need to make it more secure.

“We need a permanent home, preferably with electric and water supply. If anybody knows anything about CCTV or alarms for the bus that would be a great help as well.”