Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust is urging Bluebirds supporters to follow fans across the UK and donate to their local foodbanks –if you can.
Liverpool and Everton fans launched an initiative back in 2015 to help those in food poverty under the initiative Fans Supporting Foodbanks after being inspired by the work of Celtic supporters.
The current coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the situation for many individuals and families with the Trussell Trust reporting last September that there had been a 61% increase in demand for food parcels.
Trust Chair Keith Morgan said: “Many people across south Wales have struggled to buy food for themselves and their families due to a sudden loss of income in the wake of the pandemic.
“Those in need have turned to foodbanks for help and as a Trust we wanted to invite members and fans generally to support them – if they are able – by donating food or by making a financial donation.
“When fans are eventually able to return to Cardiff City Stadium the Trust will be looking to launch an appeal for donations to be brought to our offices at the ground. They will then be distributed to local foodbanks.”
The ‘Fans Supporting Foodbanks’ and the ‘Right to Food’ campaign can be viewed on social media: Twitter @SFoodbanks / Facebook ‘Fans Supporting Foodbanks’
A ‘Right to Food’ petition to the UK Parliament has been launched and you can sign at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/562838
There are a host of local foodbanks – Cardiff, Barry, Bridgend, Taff-Ely, Pontypridd, Caerphilly, Risca, Blackwood, Taff-Bargoed, Rhondda, Eastern Valley, Rhymney Valley, Blaenau Gwent, Merthyr- Cynon, Brecon, Chepstow, Monmouth, Newport, Vale of Neath, Neath and Port Talbot.
Full information on foodbanks is on the Trussell Trust’s website. The link to the ways to give page is available at Ways to Give – The Trussell Trust. And the list of local foodbanks to donate food can be viewed by clicking Find a Food Bank – The Trussell Trust