Foodbank seeks support to help ensure sustainable future

Merthyr Cynon Foodbank has launched a new initiative, the 200 Club, as part of its work to help support local people in Cynon Valley and Merthyr Tydfil who are in crisis.

Cynon Valley AM Vikki Howells has welcomed the news, saying not only will it help the foodbank provide for those in need but that it will also help ensure a sustainable future for the organisation.

Members of the 200 Club will donate £5 or more a month.

Vikki Howells AM said:-

“Merthyr Cynon Foodbank is part of the national network of foodbanks, and does great work in providing Cynon Valley residents who do not have food with emergency food supplies.

“There are lots of ways to help support the foodbank’s work, such as donating food or volunteering, but with the 200 Club there is another way local people can help out if they are able.

“This will ensure the work of the foodbank is sustainable, and help it access funding from other providers, all of which means local people won’t go without.

“It is little short of a scandal that in one of the richest countries in the world, people including children can find themselves without the food they need, and I am proud to support Merthyr Cynon Foodbank in its work to support members of our community”.