Eastside Foodbank in Bonymaen has received a generous donation of £500 from Eastside Cabs.
Brothers David and Lee Jones, co-owners of the taxi firm, handed over the cheque to local volunteer Janet Lewis saying that it was a pleasure to help out the foodbank.
“We realise that in these unprecedented times that a lot of families are finding it difficult to make ends meet so as a local company we felt we wanted to help out where we could,” said Lee.
Added David: “We are both from Bonymaen so it’s about giving something back to the local community and giving to a good and vital cause like the foodbank.”
The foodbank, which is operated from the Mount Zion Baptist Chapel provides supplies for needy families across Bonymaen and the eastside of Swansea.
“It’s wonderful to see the community come together like this in these times and we are very grateful to Eastside Cabs. We are anticipating an increase in needs during the pandemic and contributions like this are invaluable,” said Chris Lewis, committee chairman of Eastside Foodbank.
Cllr Paul Lloyd, Labour ward member for Bonymaen, said: “This is such a generous donation from David and Lee, and it just goes to prove how the local community can support each other, especially at times like the ones we find ourselves in at the moment.”
CAPTION: L-R Lee Jones, co-owner Eastside Cabs, David Jones, co-owner Eastside Cabs, Janet Lewis, volunteer at Eastside Foodbank, Cllr Paul Lloyd, Bonymaen ward councillor and committee member of Eastside Foodbank.