Posted: Fri 18th Oct 2013

Food Bank collection point set up in Connah`s Quay

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Oct 18th, 2013

A FOOD bank collection point has been set up at the office of Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant.

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Constituents can drop off non-perishable food, household items and toiletries, which will be passed on to Flintshire Food Bank in a bid to help the ever-growing number of people forced to rely on charity.

Carl decided to set up the collection point following the news that requests for help from food banks has tripled across the UK in the last year.

He said: “The fact that many families are having to rely on food banks to get by is disgraceful in itself, but to hear the numbers are growing is extremely worrying.

“The cuts imposed on already struggling families by the UK Government are responsible for this situation, which should not exist in our 21st century society.

“I hope by setting up an extra collection point, we will be able to boost the number of donations for Flintshire’s food bank, which has centres across the county and help more people.

“In the meantime, the Welsh Government is doing what it can to ease the burden on families – but the scale of the situation means we cannot offer help to everyone to the degree that they need it.”

Flintshire Food Bank is currently running low on long life milk, soap and toothpaste. It also collects washing powder, pet food, nappies and sanitary products.

Donations can be dropped off at Carl’s office at 70 High Street, Connah’s Quay, On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

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