Ben Lake MP visits Cardigan Foodbank as demand soars

Last week Ben Lake, Plaid Cymru MP for Ceredigion visited Cardigan Foodbank. 

Ben met staff and volunteers to discuss how the cost-of-living crisis is affecting the foodbank and those who use it. 

The foodbank, which is part of the Trussell Trust, relocated into the old Co-op supermarket building at the bottom of Quay Street back in 2020, and has been taken over as part of the ministries of New Life Church as a community project. 

Cardigan Foodbank has seen huge demand for its services in recent months, with 777 vouchers issued between the 1st of April 2022, and the 26th of August 2022. In the last year the team in Cardigan has provided 1,598 three-day emergency food supplies to local people. 

For further information about the foodbanks in Ceredigion, visit: 

Ben Lake MP said: 

“It was good to catch-up with the hard-working staff and volunteers of Cardigan Foodbank. Their compassion and commitment is exemplary, and we are so fortunate in Cardigan, and indeed across Ceredigion, to have so many people ready to give of their time to help provide support to others.  

“Unfortunately, rising bills and living costs are causing severe hardship to more and more people, which is reflected in the higher number of referrals to Cardigan Foodbank. 

“That we have such a clear need for food banks in one of the world’s wealthiest economies is hardly a cause for celebration, but there can be no doubt that the support offered by the county’s many food banks represent the very best aspects of our community.”

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