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Help needed for Vale foodbank as supplies run low

A COMMUNITY organisation supporting those in need in the Vale of Glamorgan is appealing for more donations to keep up with demand.

Vale Foodbank, based at Coastlands Family Church in Barry, have taken to social media to thank the people of the Vale for their help so far, but added they are veering towards a ‘quieter time’ and support is needed. 

“We are providing for many people across the Vale so our referrals have not decreased, so if you are in a position to help at all, your support would be gratefully appreciated,” they said. 

“We are always so grateful to all our supporters

“We are running low on a few items at the moment, if you are able to donate any of the following we would really appreciate your generosity.”

Some of the items needed are: 

  • Squash
  • Fruit juice
  • UHT Milk
  • Biscuits
  • Crisps
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste

Foodbanks across Wales provided more than 54,000 meals to children over the last year – one every ten minutes.

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That is according to the latest Trussell Trust report, which reveals foodbanks in its network across Wales handed out 146,000 emergency food parcels to people facing crisis between April 2020 and March 2021.

These figures mark an eight per cent increase on the the previous year, when 135,000 parcels were handed out.

It is also a 69 per cent increase since 2015/16.

The Trust say these figures are just the tip of the iceberg, with a number of people being helped by other food aid providers and community groups that sprang up during the pandemic.

To find out more, head to @vale.foodbank.1 on Facebook. 

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