Wrexham Foodbank is calling for donations this Autumn to meet the rising number of requests for emergency food parcels to support local people in crisis.

Sally Ellinson, project manager, said the project has seen a "continuous rise" in referrals and is calling for help to meet the demand.

She said: "Wrexham Foodbank has been supporting local people for ten years now. 

"This year we have seen a continuous rise in the number of referrals coming to us and for the first time we have recently had to rely on our funds to buy food in as donations aren’t covering what is needed. 

"We are so grateful to those churches, businesses and individuals who continue to give generously both food and finance that enables us to provide to those who need it.”  

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“Our vision is for a Wrexham where everyone has the money to afford the essentials in life, and where Wrexham Foodbank is no longer needed. 

"We are campaigning for local and national government policies to better protect people from being unable to afford the essentials, we are calling for a stronger social security system that supports people every day, not just in times of national crisis – but until that happens we are dedicated to providing practical, financial and relational support alongside our referral partners in Wrexham.”

Food items needed are: UHT milk, fruit juice cartons, tinned fish, tinned tomatoes, jars of tomato pasta sauce, tinned rice pudding, tinned fruit, tinned vegetables, tea, coffee, biscuits. (They are well stocked with beans, pasta and cereal).

Toiletries needed are: shampoo, shower gel, deodorants, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving foam, razors, toilet roll, size 4-7 nappies. (They are well stocked with period products, size 1-3 nappies and soap).

Donations can be taken to the Foodbank Warehouse on the Puleston Industrial Estate, Ruabon Road, open every Tuesday and Friday 10am-3pm. 

Financial donations can be taken there too or you can donate via PayPal on the website www.wrexham.foodbank.org.uk