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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

MPs and peers discussed tackling UK poverty. The Trussell Trust, along with dozens of representatives from its UK network of foodbanks, were in parliament yesterday speaking with MPs and Peers about the work they do to combat hunger and poverty. Hosting the event, Chris White MP commended the varied work of the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks, […]

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Tesco customers give generously in latest food collection

Tesco customers in Carmarthen donate 4,629 meals in latest food collection. Tesco customer have donated an incredible 3.6 million meals during the sixth neighbourhood food collection this summer. The figure is an increase of 13% compared to last summer’s collection. Tesco customers in Carmarthen donated 4,629 meals in the Tesco Extra store during the three […]

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Sian raises awareness of food poverty

Carmarthen Foodbank would like to say a huge thank you to Sian Burgis for collecting food for The Carmarthen Foodbank as part of her Raleigh Internationals “International Citizen Service”. Sian spent 10 weeks volunteering in India and then for her required “Action at Home” focused on “Live Below The Line”.  Sian experienced people living in […]

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Trussell Trust foodbanks gave out over one million three day emergency food supplies to UK people in crisis in 2014/15.

Benefit delays, low income and benefit changes are the primary reasons why people are currently being referred to foodbanks for emergency food. About Our Statistics The Trussell Trust statistics are a measure of volume – they show the number of people to whom The Trussell Trust foodbanks have given three days’ emergency food. These are […]

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Carmarthen Foodbank receives Outstanding Service award

The founders of Carmarthen Foodbank have been given a special award for helping to provide food to thousands of local people who have found themselves in crisis. The Rotary Club of Tywi hosted a ceremony to celebrate and recognise local people who have made a difference in and around Carmarthenshire. Carmarthen Foodbank manager Share Bower […]

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Worried about the cost of bills? Free advice available at Carmarthen Foodbank

Do you often worry about the cost of heating your home? Is it too often you have to chose between heating the house or eating? Do you know someone elderly who’s home is always cold? You can now receive advice on how to dramatically cut the cost of your utility bills by attending free sessions […]

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Celebrating Time Credits in Carmarthenshire

Carmarthen Foodbank and Xcel Bowl were honored to have been invited to celebrate the fantastic work done by volunteers and use of time credits across Carmarthenshire. The event was hosted by Spice Innovations which was set up over six years ago to recognise the hard work of people who volunteer all over South Wales and […]

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Tesco Foodbank Appeal

Thank you to everyone who kindly donated food when visiting Carmarthen Tesco over the weekend. We had a fantastic 172 crates of food donated which will help lots of people and families over Christmas. Thank you to everyone who also volunteered helping make the collection a huge success.

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Carmarthen Foodbank Official Opening

Carmarthen Foodbank moved to the Xcel Project in Johnstown in June 2013. Once the work on the new fresh looking Carmarthen Foodbank was completed, Simon Wright of Wrights Food Emporium kindly came and officially opened the new premises on Friday the 28th February, this also coincided with the Foodbank opening an extra day to serve […]

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