Today Carolyn Harris MP has set up a new project which will provide 50 meals on a weekly basis to be distributed throughout Swansea East. The meals will go to those who have had a crisis in financial or personal circumstances which, in turn, led them to fall into food poverty.
In some cases, food poverty is simply caused by someone losing a job and going hungry while they wait for new benefit entitlements to be paid. And, unfortunately, these are often the cases that fall between the cracks.
Carolyn is partnering with Morrisons supermarket who have given a discount on the meals purchased as part of the project.
The food will be distributed every Wednesday by volunteers in the community and by Carolyn and her team, who will do their best to reach out to all those in need of assistance.
This project runs alongside Carolyn Harris’s Sunday Lunch club which, to date, has provided 100 hot roast dinners for four weekends in a row.
Carolyn Harris MP said:
“I’ve set up this new project because I want to help people who have fallen on hard times and ended up with empty cupboards.”
“I continue to be horrified that food poverty is so prevalent and tragically has no end in sight, which to me is why we pull together as a community to do our bit”.
Joanne Griffiths, Morrisons Community Champion said:
“We are thrilled to partner with Carolyn Harris MP on this project. Local people and community are important to Morrisons and this project is about both those things and we are very happy to help.”