Food shortage increases in Wales

Photo from CNP
Photo from CNP

Charities across Wales are trying to meet an increasing demand for food from people in need, according to figures released today by the independent organisation Fareshare Cymru. It tackles food poverty in the country and last year the charity distributed food to contribute to more than 780 000 meals with more than 2000 people receiving food every day, an increase of over 200 per cent from 2012 when the charity provided daily meals to 670 people.

Fareshare Cymru supports a range of organisations across the South Wales area, such as the Salvation Army, Cardiff YMCA Housing Association and Cardiff Foodbank. Ian Purcell, Project Manager of Cardiff Foodbank, says food poverty in the country can’t be hidden, however the complexity of the issue makes it difficult to solve.