A COMMUNITY Cupboard in Wrexham is now supporting 150 families a week.

Paul and Claire Marshall from Rossett, set up The Food Cupboard for Rossett after being involved with Give to Shine near Christmas. 

After noticing the demand was there amid the cost of living crisis, the pair set up a food collection point at their house. 

They also collate food parcels for those unable to venture out of the house using food collected from supermarkets across Wrexham. 

Since starting the venture earlier this year, Paul says there has been a continual increase in usage of the cupboard, which now supports 150 families a week. 

He added: "We've had to increase the number of volunteers we have to cope with the increase in demand. 

"We've also had to sort a temporary building to store the food as there was a bigger need for what we had. We're also looking at getting a new site which allows us to have a permanent address.

"It is extremely busy but it's very rewarding, we have so many people telling us that they are eating so much healthier because of the fruit and vegetables they are getting from us.

"We also hear stories from families who were hardly eating until they found us, we have people in tears because they are so grateful."


In an attempt to increase funding, the community cupboard is hosting two events this week.  

On Tuesday, (October 31) from 5pm, they have a spooky walk-through scare maze at their site in Rossett. The event is free but donations would be 'gratefully received'. 

Then on Friday (November 3) they are hosting a fundraising night at the Golden Lion, Rossett.

There is an auction taking place, as well as live music, dinner and a raffle. Prizes include a signed Wrexham top, a weekend away and hospitality at a Wrexham game.

Tickets can be bought from the Golden Lion, and more information is available on the Food Cupboard for Rossett's Facebook page.