Cardiff foodbank marks ten years.
Cardiff Foodbank has marked ten years of helping people in the city.
The Foodbank held an event at Cardiff City Hall to thank its volunteers for their hard work over the last decade.
Based at Cardiff Bay Business Centre which is run by Tata Steel subsidiary UKSE, the foodbank provides emergency food supplies through seven locations across Cardiff.
Eleanor Sanders, Foodbank Trustee, said: “Demand for our service is increasing each year by around ten percent. We are very grateful to all our partners and volunteers who continue to help us, and to all those who contribute the food we distribute.”
Cardiff Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust’s UK-wide network of foodbanks.
“Cardiff Foodbank is here to help anyone who is facing hunger because of a crisis,” said Ms Sanders. “These can be parents skipping meals so their children can eat, or the tenant forced to go hungry just to pay the rent, or the elderly person making the stark choice between heating and eating.”
She said that Cardiff Bay Business Centre had proved an excellent home. “They have been very understanding and supportive, their staff have gone out of their way to assist us and we are very grateful.”
Andrea Rogerson-Hewett, Senior Administrator at Cardiff Bay Business Centre, said: “We are delighted to have Cardiff Foodbank as a tenant and as part of the community of businesses we have here.”
Photo caption: Ten years of fighting hunger: from left Cardiff Foodbank Trustee Eleanor Sanders, Cllr Huw Thomas Leader of Cardiff City Council, Andrea Rogerson-Hewett Senior Administrator UKSE.