Workers from the 3M factory in Penllergaer have teamed up to donate £500 to the Swansea Foodbank in light of the recent appeals for donations during the pinch-point of summer holidays.
In attendance to present the cheque were Mark Thomas, outgoing Secretary of the Unite branch for 3M workers and his incoming replacement, Chris James. The cheque was presented to David Ward of Swansea Foodbank. Tonia Antoniazzi MP, who has led an appeal across the Gower constituency that resulted in over 1000kg of food being donated to the drop-off point in her office, was also in attendance.
“We shouldn’t need a Foodbank”.
Tonia said “It’s great to see my constituency coming together to help those most in need. We’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of people to this cause, and collected over 1000kg of food through our appeal. However, we shouldn’t need a Foodbank in the 21st Century, and they barely existed before the Conservatives came to power in 2010. Their existence is an indictment of the failure of Government policy”.