- October 2, 2015
- Posted by: Carwyn Jones AM
- Category: Latest News
Recently, Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones visited Bridgend Foodbank to see for himself the work of the local foodbank. During his visit, he met with Cllr Jeff Tildesley, two of the trustees, Jonathon Davies and Angela Rackham and a few of the volunteers who were busy packing bags.
Bridgend foodbank provides a minimum of 3 days emergency food and support to local people in crisis. Between August 2014 and July 2015, the Bridgend foodbank fed 6272 people in Bridgend County Borough. Also, in 2013, Bridgend Foodbank was the busiest in Wales.
During his visit, Mr Jones was told that there are nine distribution centres including the Bridgend Foodbank. The distribution centres are based at Aberkenfig, Bettws, Caerau, Cornelly, Maesteg, Ogmore Valley, Pontycymmer and Porthcawl Centre. Around 100 volunteers give up their time to work at the various foodbank centres across Bridgend. All the work undertaken at the foodbank is carried out by volunteers and that they rely completely on donations and the generosity of the general public.
Carwyn Jones AM said “I would like to thank the many volunteers who give up their time to help at the foodbank. They provide such a vital and valuable service that they are literally a lifeline to those in need. Members of the public continue to be incredibly supportive and generous by donating food and other supplies. I hope that people will continue to support the foodbank”.