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Support Cardiff Foodbank and change lives

20th December 2019

It’s nearly Christmas, and Celtic have spent time supporting Cardiff Foodbank with their Reverse Advent Calendar this year.
We’ve donated food items off of their advent list to help people in crisis. Read on to find out more about how you can support Cardiff Foodbank and change lives.


Celtic care about the people of Cardiff and that’s why we’ve donated to Cardiff Foodbank this Christmas; find out how we have supported Cardiff Foodbank and changed the lives of those in crisis.

What does a foodbank do?

A foodbank provides emergency food and support to local people in crisis. Poverty affects more than 14 million people in the UK and 4.5 million of those are children.

Foodbanks source donations from schools, churches, businesses and individuals. These donations are non-perishable and in-date food.

Food is then sorted by volunteers who check that it is in-date and store it ready to give to people in need.

Professional people such teachers, doctors, health visitors and social workers identify people in crisis and provide them with a foodbank voucher to access emergency food.

After that, people visit a foodbank centre where their voucher can be exchanged for emergency food.

How much food is provided for one voucher?

Foodbanks provide people with three-days’ worth of emergency food for their voucher. The foodbank considers the number of adults and children that are indicated on the food voucher and will adapt the parcel to their needs.

What type of food can I donate?

Why not look into what’s in a food parcel? If the food is in-date and non-perishable (things like bread and cheese go out-of-date too quickly) then you can donate it. Cereal, tinned soup, pasta, rice, tinned vegetables, biscuits and tea/coffee are always needed.

Where can I donate?

  • Donate directly to your local foodbank – Cardiff has four food banks in and around the city centre alone. Find your nearest foodbank here: Cardiff Foodbank
  • You can donate in most local supermarkets, there are collection points across the country
  • Contribute to our collection – Celtic are collecting for Cardiff foodbank this Christmas

Is it just food?

Many food banks provide essential non-food items such as toiletries, baby supplies and household items. The Trussell Trust also have several charity shops that you can give items to. Items such as clothes, shoes, belts and hats, as well as toys, puzzles, books, DVDs and furniture,  are always appreciated. These items help those in crisis maintain a good quality of life and could help someone out of the crisis.

Are there other ways to donate?

Yes! If you don’t want to give food, make cash donations to the foodbanks who use the money you give for food and other essential products.

  • Make a one-off donation using your debit/credit card or by text
  • Donate regularly by setting up a direct debit

Remember, Foodbanks are active throughout the year, not just at Christmas. Find out other ways you can help to stop UK hunger here: Ways to give

Support Cardiff Foodbank and change lives today.


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