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"can’t afford to heat the house and pay for food"
‘It breaks my heart to see my grandchildren needing to wear their coats in the house. My son is a single dad and can’t afford to heat the house and pay for food, so he has to make a choice. They often round come to me to get warm, but my cupboards are bare too’
This is a quote from a grandmother who rang Cardiff Foodbank in tears this week, asking if we could help.
Many people struggle with the balance between heating and eating, and during the colder periods of the winter it is even more apparent. As Cardiff Foodbanks website says:
"We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK."
As Universal Credit rolls out to families in Cardiff this month, we are expecting many more families to need support from the Foodbank. Please click on the link for more information on Universal Credit.
Please could we ask for your continued help and support with food and finance as we reach out to people in crisis in our city.
Jesus said: ‘I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink….whatever you do for the least of these children of mine you do for me’
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Thank you so much.