Cardiff Foodbank faces increasing demand, with around a 40 – 50% rise in usage before September this financial year.
The project has four locations across Cardiff, and helped to feed a record 735 people this July. The number of those receiving food is escalating still.
Stating that it was difficult to pin down any one factor as to why, the project manager of the organization, Ian Purcell, said, “We have been faced, though, with a consistent growth rate ever since we started.”
Mr Purcell also commented that the Foodbanks had seen an increase in use due to benefit cuts. He added that many found themselves unable to afford food for such reasons as sudden illnesses, unexpected bills, or having to provide meals during school holidays.