Vaughan Visits Local Foodbank

Today I visited the Grangetown Foodbank which is run by volunteers from Grangetown Baptist Church and the Trussell Trust, where I had the opportunity to speak to volunteers, co-ordinators and the Chair of Cardiff Foodbank, Cllr Eleanor Sanders. Since opening back in late September 2016, the Foodbank has been well attended and is playing it’s role in supporting those in need, in and around Grangetown.

It was good to see goodwill extend into the New Year, with food still being regularly donated to the Trussell Trust in order to help support those most in need. Foodbanks provide around three days emergency food supplies to those identified as being in crisis by frontline services such as Children’s Services, housing associations or Citizen’s Advice.

Chair of Trustees, Cllr Eleanor Sanders said: “on behalf of Cardiff Foodbank we are delighted to have started this important partnership with Grangetown Baptist Church with the opening last autumn of our latest Distribution Centre. We are very grateful to its leader David Evans and all the volunteers who work tirelessly to make sure everyone who visits the centre each Friday receives not only an essential emergency food parcel but a friendly welcome, a cuppa and a chat as well as signposting and other information if that’s needed.”

Minister at Grangetown Baptist, David Evans added: “This centre opens between 12noon and 2pm every Friday to provide emergency food to people in crisis. This may be for a number of reasons ranging from redundancy, ill health to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple bag or two of food is welcomed by many every week and makes a big difference and is something that anyone could find themselves needing at some point.”

The Foodbank runs every Friday from 12 – 2pm at Grangetown Baptist Church on Clive St and is accessible to those who have vouchers from a partner agency. To find out more about volunteering at or accessing a local Foodbank visit or call 02920 484 120 or email [email protected]