To contact Carmarthen Foodbank please ring 01267 225996.

It has been a very busy year for Carmarthen Foodbank. One of the highlights was receiving an Outstanding Service Award by The Rotary Club of Carmarthen back in June for providing food to thousands of local people who have found themselves in crisis.

There were two very successful national Tesco appeals again this year. In both July and December, foodbank volunteers spent three days at Carmarthen Tesco collecting food donations from customers, both appeals brought in 3.4 tons of food which equates to around 10,608 meals. Harvest was another successful collection time, with many local schools and churches donating food from across the county.

It was the largest harvest collection to date with over 2.7 tons of food donated, which equates to around 8,400 meals. The year ended with a Christmas Family Event held in Xcel Bowl. 42 families, who had all been foodbank users, attended an evening to celebrate Christmas. There was free bowling, food and drink, a Santa’s grotto, a caricature and beauty treatments on offer.

All children went away with a gift from Santa and each family received items from the Community shop along with a Christmas Day hamper.