Every day, people go hungry for numerous reasons and a box of food can make a huge difference. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated this problem hugely.
Supporting and contributing to a food Bank helps prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems. Cardiff and Rhondda Cynon Taff (RCT) Food Bank provides emergency food parcels to people in need in the area.
Our churches, in conjunction with local individuals and organisations, play an active role in supporting this work. Through social media and our website, we publicise the items which are most needed: non-perishable food, toiletries, baby products etc and acknowledge the generosity and support of local people.
Ordinarily, each of our Churches has a collection basket which is regularly emptied but since lockdown just one collection basket has been used. This is located in the left-hand corner of the Lych Gate at St. Catwg’s Church, Pentyrch and each week, donations are taken to one of the local collection centres.
So How Does It Work?
Each week, a volunteer takes all donations to one of the local collection centres.
At the Collection Point, food is sorted by volunteers who freely give of their time. Care professionals (e.g. doctors, health visitors, social workers and police) identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
Clients take their vouchers along to the foodbank, where it can be redeemed for emergency food supplies.
In these challenging times, it is so important that we all pull together to help others who are less fortunate then ourselves. Your ongoing support is much appreciated.