Local Foodbank continues to support the community

The work of local volunteers who continue to provide vital support to some of the most disadvantaged people in the community has been praised by Wrexham’s Assembly Member.

Lesley Griffiths AM recently visited Wrexham Foodbank to donate supplies, meet with the hardworking volunteers and tour the new unit on the Puleston Industrial Estate with project manager, Sally Ellinson.

The warehouse is generally well stocked at present due to the numerous generous donations made by local residents in the run up to Christmas.

Nevertheless, donations are welcome throughout the year and current items in short supply include deodorants, toilet roll and nappies, specifically new born to size 3.

The Foodbank is a charity and relies on the local community to function.  Any financial contributions to help pay towards rent and upkeep are always extremely welcome.

Over 4,300 three-day emergency food supplies were given to people in crisis last year.

Lesley Griffiths AM said: “Whilst it is extremely disappointing there is a need for foodbanks to exist at all, there is no doubt they provide a lifeline to some of the most vulnerable people in our society.”

“Wrexham Foodbank is currently handing out between 50 and 60 parcels every week to those in need.”

“All the generous donations made by members of the public over the Christmas period mean that January is the month of plenty.  However, Wrexham Foodbank supports people all year and Sally and her team are keen to remind people about the summer months when donations tend to diminish.”