Neath MP and former Secretary of State for Wales Peter Hain MP joined in with Foodbank at an event hosted by Tesco’s Neath Abbey to support foodbanks within the constituency.
The food banks act as a temporary measure for local people who are in desperate need of help, many of whom have been forced to choose between heating and eating.
However, since their rise, the support given to them by Neath residents has been remarkable.
Mr Hain said: “It is a fantastic tribute to the decency of local shoppers that they are so generous with contributions to the Tesco collection for Neath Foodbank.”
“It’s also good that Tesco top up the donations by another third because I know that hundreds of people rely each week on Neath foodbank to feed themselves.’