Comic Relief and Netmums have teamed up to give Cardiff Foodbank the opportunity to increase a £10,000 award into £80,000 for their valuable work! You can help achieve this by voting for Cardiff Foodbank at:
Foodbank collections are a life-line to families. Cardiff is ranked the second most deprived local authority area in Wales, with many disadvantaged families suffering financial hardship and battling to feed themselves in economically difficult times. Cardiff Foodbank works to fight this often hidden hunger and to help restore hope to those in need. Over one third of Cardiff Foodbank’s clients are children, with 16% living in severe poverty in the city. Since opening in 2010, Cardiff Foodbank’s four distribution centres have fed over 10,000 people, including over 4,000 children. In 2012 alone, they fed 5,295 individuals, 1,908 of whom were children – and the numbers in need are rising. Cardiff Foodbank collects, sorts and stores food donated by individuals, schools, businesses and churches and distributes food parcels to clients at its distribution centres. Their volunteer-manned centres offer a safe place for clients to chat over a hot drink and snack and receive information about a range of support services. With help from Red Nose Day cash through Netmums, the project will be able to expand its warehousing and distribution services to meet the increasing demand of families, children and individuals from across the city who are in need of emergency food.