January 12, 2012
Last term, the Chaplaincy’s Meeting House Group appealed for support for the new Foodbank opening in Rhydfelin. The response from across campus has been amazing! Students and staff of the University of Glamorgan have already invested more than two hundred kilos of dried and tinned food in the bank.
Like every UK Foodbank, the Rhydfelin project is a local response to families and individuals in need. It often takes a little time for Government agenices to provide long-term support when personal circumstances change. The Foodbank exists to bridge the gap, putting food on the table at the recommendation of caring professionals or by direct referrals from the benefit agencies.
Thanks to Glamorgan’s 207kg and donations from local churches and community groups, the Rhydyfelin foodbank now has the 1.5 tonnes needed to start making emergency food parcels, and to issue food vouchers to participating professionals. But the need for donations is not over! Once the Foodbank opens to clients, new deposits will be needed to replace the food given away. So once again, this term, students and staff are asked to donate, on a regular basis, non-perishable foods such as:
- tinned food (meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, puddings etc.)
- long-life liquids (UHT milk, fruit juice etc.)
- dry food (tea-bags, sugar, breakfast cereal, pasta, rice etc.)
You can bring your donations to the Meeting House on the Treforest Campus, or to the Admissions Office in the Aneurin Bevan Building on the Glyntaff Campus, Room GT582.
Students are welcome to join the Meeting House Group.