Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust – with support from Cardiff City Football Club – will hold a fourth foodbank collection to help families and individuals struggling in the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.
A food donation point will be set up from 12.30pm close to the Trust office (near Gate 5) before Cardiff City’s clash against Sunderland (3pm) on Easter Monday, April 10th.
Food collected will be delivered to the Vale Foodbank and the Trust hopes to carry out a further collection for a local foodbank before Christmas this year.
The Vale Foodbank has five distribution points in Barry, one each in Dinas Powys and Llantwit Major and delivery points in Penarth and St Athan. In January 2023, 315 vouchers were issued for 3-day emergency food packages. These packages fed 370 adults and 215 children.
There has been an 84% increase in vouchers issued between January 2022 and January 2023 and as with other foodbank there has been a marked reduction in food donations received recently.
Trust vice-chair David Craig said: “The cost-of-living crisis shows no sign of easing and it means many families and individuals continue to find it difficult to put food on tables and heat their homes. While at the same time, donations to foodbanks have perhaps, unsurprisingly, fallen.
“The Trust is once again appealing to all Bluebirds fans to donate whatever they can – whether it is a single tin, a jar of food or a bag of items. Anything supporters can give will be gratefully received by those running the foodbank.”
Fellow board member Mike Spear said: “Cardiff City fans are known for their generosity, shown in recent times by the bucket collections for the Ukraine and Jason Bowen appeals and we are sure they will come up trumps again and help support people on the breadline.
“The Trust is very grateful for the continuing support from Cardiff City Football Club, its staff and players.”
Here is a list of food items most urgently needed by the foodbank: sugar, coffee, UHT milk. juice, tinned fruit, rice pudding. tinned stewed steak, tinned corned beef. tinned mince and onion, jam, squash, Smash, tinned spaghetti, tinned tomatoes, tinned vegetables, cat and dog food, Size 5, Size 5+, Size 6 & Size 7 Nappies/Pull-ups and crisps. No perishable food, please.
Cash donations to the foodbank can also be made on the day. You can also donate online https://vale.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money. The foodbank’s charity number is 1193005.