Help support our local foodbanks
Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust – with full backing from Cardiff City Football Club – have organised a collection for a South Wales foodbank at the Sheffield United game this Saturday, December 4th.
A food donation point will be set up from 12.30pm near the Trust Office (by Gate 4/5). Food collected will be delivered to the Rhondda Foodbank in Tylorstown and the Trust hopes it will mark the start of further collections for foodbanks across Cardiff and south-east Wales.
Trust board member Richard Lewis explained: “We want to play our part in ensuring vulnerable families and individuals don’t have to choose between eating and heating. The recent removal of £20 a week top up from those who receive Universal Credit, along with the rising cost of fuel and food, has made already difficult lives for many people even worse.”
Trust vice-chair David Craig, who has visited the Rhondda Foodbank, said: “I was so impressed by the support the foodbank gives to vulnerable and needy people in what is one of Wales’ most deprived areas with high incidences of child poverty and adult poor health. We’re grateful for the immediate support and help of Cardiff City for this initiative and the club has also agreed to provide a van and driver to deliver donated food. With Christmas just a few weeks away, we want to give a helping hand to those that have to use foodbanks.”
Cardiff City FC Executive Director & CEO, Ken Choo, said: “We’re very pleased to be supporting the Trust’s initiative and doing our bit as a club for families in need at this difficult and often stressful time of year. I’d encourage all supporters to back this appeal when Sheffield United visit us at Cardiff City Stadium in our next home fixture.”
In 2020/21, the foodbank provided food to 3,564 clients, including 1,167 children.
The following items are most needed by the foodbank: UHT Milk, Tinned Fish, Tinned Meat, Mashed Potato, Chocolate, Orange Juice, Shampoo and Toothpaste.
Currently, the foodbank has enough beans, soup and pasta. Please note, it is not allowed to give out out-of-date food to clients.