Islwyn MP visits Salvation Army foodbank

published on 21 Jun 2018

Chris Evans MP visits Risca foodbank

“Foodbank is a lifeline for so many people” said Chris Evans MP

ISLWYN MP Chris Evans visited a local foodbank on Friday 15 June and saw the work that’s done there to put food on the tables of families in his constituency.
He went to The Salvation Army’s Risca Corps Hall at 66a Commercial Street where he spoke to the volunteers who run the service and the people who use it.
“The Salvation Army does a lot of positive work in Islwyn, including hosting a foodbank which is a lifeline for so many people. I look forward to continuing to support the work of The Salvation Army in Risca” said Chris Evans MP.

During his visit, the Labour Co-operative MP learned about the range of programmes and activities offered by The Salvation Army in Risca for the local community.

“The Salvation Army supports people through their darkest times and I was glad to welcome Mr Evans to our hall in Risca today so that he could meet some of the people who come here to use our foodbank”, said Captain John Stark of The Salvation Army.

“The visit was an opportunity for people who struggle to feed their families to speak openly to their MP about the day-to-day realities and struggles they face in their lives. 
 “The Salvation Army has been working in communities like Risca across Wales for the last 140 years.  We are here to support everyone who needs us and there’s always a warm welcome for all at Risca Corps”. 
The Salvation Army was also grateful to Mr Evans for his kind donation to the foodbank. 
 “I was very pleased to have been able to present a donation to The Salvation Army in Risca” added Mr Evans.