Last week I visited the Al-Ikhlas Centre in Adamsdown to thank the Committee and volunteers there for their incredible work running Foodbanks throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Committee began their foodbank collections in October of last year, but found demand skyrocketed during the Coronavirus pandemic.

As a result of their efforts, they’ve been feeding families across Cardiff since the start of the pandemic, with big donations welcomed from Tesco and Cardiff Saracens Rugby club.

The Foodbank at Al-Ikhlas runs every Tuesday between 10am and 12pm, and you can see a list of items they need at the bottom of this post.

The team at Al-Ikhlas have also been busy organising community litter picks around Adamsdown with local Councillor Owen Jones.

It was also great to visit and see how the Centre is coping with reopening after lockdown – they had very strict hygiene procedures in place including temperature checks on the door for all, PPE for those who require it and hand sanitser stations.

I’d like to say a huge thank you to Qamar, the Committee and all of the team at Al-Ikhlas for all their hard work in recent months, it’s community work like this through the darkest times that really has shown the best in Cardiff Central.

You can find out more about the Centre and their work on their Facebook page here.

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