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Summer Tesco Food Collection – The results are in!

The Trussell Trust have published the final figures for the Summer Tesco Food Collection and the results have been fantastic. A whopping 2.8 million meals were donated over the three days nationwide and customers of Carmarthen Tesco contributed to this amount greatly. Thank you to everyone who donated items of food or came along to […]

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Child poverty on the increase

Data released by the Government last week revealed that child poverty increased by 200,000 children in 2014/15, with 29% of children now classed as living in poverty. Last year The Carmarthen Foodbank played their part to tackle this worrying problem; the foodbank provided over 500 three-day emergency food supplies to children in 2015/16. Every donation […]

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Lenten Lunches help to feed local community

Each year, St Ishmael’s Parish (which consist of three churches St Thomas’s, St Ishmael’s and All Saints) organises Lenten Lunches during the six weeks of Lent held in St Thomas’s Church, Ferryside and monies raised are donated to various charities chosen by the Parochial Church Council. This year it was decided that the chosen charity […]

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Shoppers of Kidwelly Co-op give generously to local foodbank

Staff and customers of Kidwelly Co-op have been shopping wisely and made a generous donation of food to Carmarthen Foodbank. Co-operative stores nationwide have long been supporters of Foodbanks and the Co-op in Kidwelly have chosen Carmarthen Foodbank to benefit from the latest in store appeal. The recently launched new budget range in stores sees […]

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High Sheriff recognition for work of foodbank volunteers

During a visit to the Carmarthen Food Bank, Professor Medwin Hughes, High Sheriff of Dyfed, presented a certificate on behalf of the shrievalty to record and celebrate the distinctive contribution made by the venture. Professor Hughes, who is also the vice-chancellor of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, paid tribute to the professional service, […]

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Trussell Trust South Wales Regional Conference

Carmarthen Foodbank played host to the Trussell Trust South Wales Regional Conference on Wednesday 3rd February 2016. Representatives and volunteers from foodbanks across the region turned up for the all day conference and the agenda was packed full of helpful advice, updates, information on new schemes and politicial changes which may effect the future runnings […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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Local generosity helps foodbank this Harvest

We have had another busy and successful Harvest time this year. Lots of churches and schools have once again been very kind in donating their Harvest collections to us and our volunteers and drivers have been busy collecting and sorting it all! Thank you again to everyone who has donated and also to everyone who has volunteered over […]

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