A food bank which feeds families in the Amman Valley have made an appeal for help, as the lockdown to combat coronavirus sees the flow of donations to charities dry to a trickle.

Amman Valley food bank, based in Gwaun cae Gurwen, have made desperate appeals for donations as demand for their services swell.

The sudden increase in use, combined with the government lockdown restricting movement and limits on food items set by supermarkets to combat hoarding, has seen donations plummet.

It has led to the food bank volunteers making urgent pleas for supplies to the public.

South Wales Guardian:

Community councillor and food bank volunteer Mike Harrison said: "We’ve been fortunate so far in these mad, frightening times that many in our community still feel able help their neighbours, but, despite the wonderful donations it doesn’t take long for the shelves to be empty again and when you know there are still families on the list to be fed it can get quite upsetting - thanks to wonderful donations from Chwarter Bach Community Council, Cwmamman football club and countless individuals we’ve squeezed by so far.

South Wales Guardian:

"But it doesn’t help that because of Covid-19 safety worries our base at Gwaun cae Gurwen Community centre is only open for donations between 10am and 1pm on Fridays. We’ve also had to move away from those needing help coming to us - to us going to them - delivering parcels directly to doorsteps of those in need.

"It has become more time consuming and costly which is not ideal - but what is at the moment?

"Please, if you feel you can help with food or financial donations, get in touch on 07394 904324 or Facebook page: Amman Valley Foodbank."