11 July 2014
Principality staff help stop people going hungry in Cardiff
Seven employees from Wales’ largest building society spent a day sorting and packing food at Cardiff Foodbank, which supports thousands of families that are in need of emergency food parcels.
Over 7,500 adults and children in Cardiff received emergency food parcels from Cardiff Foodbank in 2013 and this year that number is expected to rise to over 9,000.
Marc Greenhough, Regional Manager for the Cardiff and Vale region at Principality Building Society, said: “Principality is proud to be at the heart of our communities and we were delighted to be able to give something back and spend the day at Cardiff Foodbank, helping to sort and pack the food ready for collection.
“Cardiff Foodbank and its array of volunteers do a fantastic job and we will certainly be spending more time volunteering with them over the next few months.”
Principality has taken part in a variety of other volunteer projects this year including ones at Porthkerry Country Park near Barry, Flat Holm Island off the coast of Cardiff and Nightingale House, a hostel in Cardiff.
Over 90 agencies across the city are able to support individuals and families who are experiencing short-term crises by issuing a Cardiff Foodbank Voucher. This voucher can then be redeemed at one of five centres across the city, where clients will receive enough food to last three to five days.
For more information about Cardiff Foodbank visit http://cardiff.foodbank.org.uk .