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Unite members in North Wales to make donation to Wrexh...

Unite members in North Wales to make donation to Wrexham food bank

27 January 2014

Unite members will be handing over a substantial food parcel donation to Wrexham food bank on Wednesday (29 January).

Unite Community coordinator Joanne Galazka and two union members will be handing over the food parcel at 10.30 at Wrexham Foodbank, c/o Salvation Army, Garden Road, Rhosddu, Wrexham, LL11 2NU. They will also be spending the afternoon volunteering at the food bank. The media are welcome to attend for a photo opportunity.

The food parcel was donated by Unite union branches from across North Wales.

Unite community coordinator for Wales Joanne Galazka said: It is a disgrace that in the seventh largest economy in the world people, including those in work but on poverty wages have to resort to food banks to feed their families. As the number of food banks and those relying on them grows, the coalition government continues with its austerity programme hitting the most vulnerable.

“The donation is a testament to the generosity and humanity of Unite members in North Wales who have stepped up to the mark. Maybe the UK government could learn some lessons in compassion from the generous workers of North Wales.” 

The donation is a continuation of the hugely successful Unite and Daily Mirror Christmas appeal which asked members of the union and the public to donate to the Trussell Trust food bank charity and help feed thousands of families at Christmas. The appeal raised over £106,000.

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For further information contact Martin Scanlon, Unite campaigns officer, on 020 3371 2050 or 07764 655 751 or Joanne Galazka, Unite community coordinator for Wales, on 07718 668 512