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Closed 08/05/2021

33%
£5,023
raised of £15,000 target by 118 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,023 to help fund an electric van and new warehouse facility for Cardiff Food Bank

    Cardiff
    Funded on Saturday, 8th May 2021

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    Story

    Cardiff Food Bank was started over 10 years ago and demand has grown consistently. Last year over 15,500 people, a third of them children, received help. Overall, the Bank supplied 140,000 meals. The demand for food parcels will almost certainly grow significantly over the next 12 months.

    However, Rotary Clubs and individual Rotary members in Cardiff have supported the Food Bank for many years. During the covid pandemic, we have provided volunteers, collected food donations and given at least £3,000 to help with the Food Bank's running costs. Food poverty is the target of a long-term Rotary commitment and several new ideas are being explored, not all with the Food Bank. However, more needs to be done for the Food Bank now.

    Generous public donations mean that food supply is not a problem, but there are two major financial challenges.

    Most important, the Food Bank desperately needs to move to a bigger warehouse.The covid distancing requirements have made matters much more difficult but the current warehouse is simply too small and the Bank is reliant on temporary overflow sites. As demand rises, it will be almost impossible to meet it with existing facilities, resulting in families going hungry.

    There will be significant costs in fitting out the new warehouse. It will need racking, equipment, setting up or adapting office facilities as well as the inevitable legal costs. This is the main target of the Rotary in Cardiff Food Bank Appeal.

    A lesser problem is the replacement of one of the two vans used to collect food from supermarkets, churches and schools. The Food Bank has raised enough money to purchase a new electric van. It will , however, require a charging point, which, with internal fittings for the van, means there is still a shortfall, albeit relatively small.

    We have offered to raise £15,000 to meet these two one-off challenges; completing the procurement of the new van and more importantly, meeting the major costs of the move to a new warehouse. If you would like to Gift Aid your donation, please e-mail harris.p11@sky.com and a form will be sent to you for completion and return.

    Updates

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    • Philip Harris1 month ago
      Philip Harris

      Philip Harris

      1 month ago

      We have now reached approximately £10,000 through Just Giving and other sources of fund raising and pledges. As it is the end of the tax year, the monies raised through Just Giving have now been withdrawn in anticipation of forwarding to the charity. The appeal though carries on, so please continue to donate if you can.

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    • Philip Harris3 months ago
      Philip Harris

      Philip Harris

      3 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      We have now reached £3,000, so we're one-fifth of the way to our target. If you can continue to donate, please do so as this is a cause which could benefit all of us should our personal circumstances change for the worse.

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    • Philip Harris3 months ago
      Philip Harris

      Philip Harris

      3 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      £2,000 barrier has now been reached and overcome!

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    4 months ago

    Philip Harris started crowdfunding

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    Page last updated on: 5/6/2021 21.35

    Supporters

    118

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 6, 2021

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 6, 2021

      £20.00

    • Mair D.

      Mair D.

      May 5, 2021

      £100.00

    • Steve

      Steve

      May 5, 2021

      Keep up the great work!

      £50.00

    • Ian G

      Ian G

      May 1, 2021

      £40.00

    • Ian G

      Ian G

      Apr 5, 2021

      £40.00

    • L J Griffiths Wealth Management

      L J Griffiths Wealth Management

      Apr 4, 2021

      £200.00

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