Monday, 30 December 2013

"Time to Remember the Poor" the old Christmas carol has it.
Mike Sivier, who has a blog called Vox Political at, lives in Powys, and his MP is Roger Williams, who is also the MP for Hay. On 21st December, he wrote a post about the debate on food banks in the House of Commons, at which Roger Williams spoke. I'm sorry to say that he was not impressed with Mr Williams' performance. For instance, he was only aware of two food banks in Powys, in Llandrindod Wells and one which is about to be set up in Brecon. In fact, there are also food banks in Hay, Knighton and Ystradgynlais, with Rhayader being covered by Llanidloes in Montgomeryshire.
The phone number for Hay Community Cupboard is 07908 876978.

There were no food banks when I first came to live in Powys, but this year 60,000 people in Wales needed to be referred to them because they were in crisis.

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