A new place where people in need of food can go has opened in Mitcham.

The PTS Foundation opened its new foodbank in Wandle House recently with the goal to feed all those that need some extra help.

"Our objective was to support, promote, encourage and empower existing foodbanks and such initiatives by supporting their structures and helping them to enhance and accelerate their operations," a spokesman for the foundation said.

"We have large in-house storage facilities.

"We can collect and store big stock for longer periods of time and distribute to the other food banks as per their requirements.

"By making use of corporate and community contacts we already have, we can further encourage others to participate in this noble cause."

The foodbank will be open between 2 and 5pm every week for collections.