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Cardiff Foodbank and Foodbank Across Wales expect a surge in demand this Christmas
AFTER new figures show foodbank use has increased across Wales, a charity has warned more people will become reliant on food parcels when Universal Credit is fully rolled out.
Trussell Trust foodbanks distributed 43,059 three day emergency food parcels across Wales between April 1 and September 30 this year, a four per cent increase on last year.
Foodbank would like to thank you for standing with them this year. There have been so many challenges and highlights throughout 2017 and God has been so faithful in it all.
Please keep praying for Cardiff Foodbank as we plan for 2018, that we will be able to continue to support those in food crisis in our city. As cuts continue and Universal Credit rolls out to families from February 2018 in Cardiff, we expect to see a potential rise of 30% in the number of those needing our help. This will impact finances, food, staffing and volunteer levels - Praise God He is our help and strength!
Meanwhile thank you again for your support and ongoing prayers and we hope you have a very lovely Christmas!
Please join us in thanking God:
- For God's faithfulness to us in 2017
- For incredible volunteers who have given so much time helping at the supermarket collections, in the warehouse, raising funds and in the office, along with those serving clients in our centres this year and over the Christmas period. We couldn't do it without them.
- For the many people who are completing reverse advent calendars, donating food and finance this December.
- For clients who find themselves in difficult circumstances over the Christmas period that they will access the help they need.
- For more churches to partner with us in 2018 so that we can continue to share food and hope with those who feel hopeless.
- For us as we try to mitigate the effect of the Universal Credit roll out.
Thanks so much & God bless you.
The Foodbank Team