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Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust – with support from Cardiff City Football Club – have organised another foodbank collection to help those struggling to put food on the table.

A food donation point will be set up from 12.30pm close to the Trust Office (near Gate 5 at CCS) before Cardiff City’s clash against Luton Town on Easter Monday, April 18th, 2022.

Food collected will be delivered to the Cardiff Foodbank Centre which supports foodbanks across the city and the Trust hopes to carry out more collections for foodbanks in South-East Wales next season.

Trust vice-chairman David Craig and Trust board member Richard Lewis have visited the city foodbank centre to learn about the work they do to help those in poverty, talk about the planned collection and discuss what food items are most needed.

Curtis Nelson helping with a donation to a Foodbank

David Craig said: “When we held our first collection for the Rhondda Foodbank in December it was already clear that many families were struggling to make ends meet.

“The situation is much worse now for many with the huge increase in fuel prices from the start of this month, rocketing food prices in supermarkets and benefit and wage rises well below inflation.”

Richard Lewis added: “It is difficult for everyone in the current climate of rising prices but those on low incomes are being forced into poverty, so the work carried out by foodbanks is even more crucial in ensuring families and individuals can eat. 

“Cardiff City fans, the club, its staff and players were incredibly generous when we held our last collection and we’re sure that there will be many willing to give a helping hand to those struggling at the Luton game.”

Foodbank administer Sara Redwood said: “We're excited to partner with the Trust. In the last financial year we provided 14,521 3-day food parcels to people in Cardiff and of this number 5,464 went to children.” 

Here is a list of food items most urgently needed by the foodbank: Sponge Puddings, Longlife Fruit Juice, Tinned Fruit, Instant Coffee, Custard UHT/Longlife Milk, Microwavable Rice & Pasta, Rice Pudding and Chocolate Bars.

Cardiff Foodbank operates from eight locations across the city with 160 active volunteers.