Swansea City AFC Foundation's FIT Jacks donate over 80kg of food to local charity

5th December
FIT Jacks Foodbank

Swansea City AFC Foundation's latest group of FIT Jacks participants have donated over 80 kilograms of food to local housing charity Goleudy.

Operating across Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and south west Wales, Goleudy offers vital support to some of the most vulnerable people in these communities by providing housing and creating opportunities to connect with others.

The 83.5kg of food donated by the most recent FIT Jacks cohort will be redistributed by Goleudy via various projects, including the Swansea Community Fridge project, which has been in operation since 2019 and exists to distribute fresh food that would otherwise go to waste.

"The incredible donation from the FIT Jacks participants will allow us to help many more people who are experiencing homelessness, food poverty, and in many cases, severe mental health issues," said Amanda Parry, Goleudy’s HR executive.

“We want to thank Caroline Gwilym and the whole team at the Foundation for collaborating with us on this.”

Head of health and wellbeing at the Foundation, Caroline Gwilym, added: “The amount of food our participants have gathered for Goleudy is phenomenal.

“Everything we do at the Foundation is centred around helping the community, so to see our FIT Jacks participants coming together to help us with that is wonderful and something we’re really proud of.”

Earlier this year a previous cohort of FIT Jacks donated food to Goleudy, which means the Foundation have now helped to donate over 130kg of food to the local housing charity.

The Foundation will be expanding the FIT Jacks sessions into our local communities after receiving additional funding for the successful programme. Further details will be confirmed in due course.