A charity has created an innovative way to dispense the necessities that are essential to the homeless.

Action Hunger will be providing items such as fresh fruit, tooth paste, sanitary towels, sandwiches, and socks, free of charge.

With the cold weather approaching, and the rate of the homeless population soaring in the United Kingdom, the homeless will have access the vending machine at all hours, and can collect up to three items per day. The charity said they are limiting the quantity to three items as a way to mitigate the chance of dependency on it, Reuters reports.

"Action Hunger’s machines provide access for the most vulnerable in our society to satiate the most basic of needs - that of sustenance," the charity said on its website.

"They permit access to food and clothing free of charge at any hour - without requiring anyone to be left without aid outside the operating hours of the various charities and shelters that are available," it added.

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