Christmas Appeal for St Davids and Solva Food Pod

From LESLEY MATTHEWS

St Davids and Solva Food Pod and Fishguard and Goodwick Food Support have been working tirelessly since March to help people survive the dire circumstances they have found themselves in.

We are not government-funded nor are we funded by the local council. We are not connected in any way to PATCH (Pembrokeshire Action to Combat Hardship) or the Trussell Trust. We are an independent collective which was formed to meet the very real needs of people living on the Pembrokeshire Peninsula.

We are here to help people in our community who would be unable to access support elsewhere, or who have been let down or refused by these and other agencies.

We help people who live in our remote communities and who have no access to public transport and who cannot afford the weekly trip to Haverfordwest to buy food.

We have been recently joined by the wonderful Bwsybobel, the Pembrokeshire Voluntary Transport Project (or Fflecsi bus) which is transporting our food parcels from St Davids, where they are packed, and then delivered to Fishguard, where they are distributed to households in need every Friday.

We source our food from donations from generous people and from surplus food donated by shops and supermarkets – but we also have to buy food every week.

It costs a lot to do this especially with Christmas approaching, so we are asking for donations from the public. Anything you can spare? We’d be very grateful.

 Anyone in need of food support should message through the Facebook page or call:

Louise Tarbuck in the St Davids area:  01437 729321

or contact Lesley Matthews on the Facebook page for Fishguard and Goodwick Community Fridge or call 07769602901.

Kitty Parsons

Kitty Parsons

Kitty is an incomer, with five summers under her belt and the knowledge that even the wettest and greyest of winters have not diminished her love of Pembrokeshire. She knows she will never live long enough to be considered a local but hopes to leave some small mark through writing about this beautiful county and its people.

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