A Mayoral Visit
It was good to be able to welcome the Mayor and Mayoress of Swansea to Zac's Place recently.
Cllr Mike Day and his wife Chris, called in to visit during one of our regular food provision days meeting guests, volunteers and staff, as our hot meals were prepared and served to guests. We are grateful for their genuine interest, encouragement and support for this kind of grass roots community engagement.
Typically our guests receiving support are experiencing food poverty one way or another.
They may be in temporary B&B accommodation with no cooking facilities, are street homeless or maybe they are housed but are essentially camping inside, not having any cooking facilities available to them. Some are quite simply finding it hard to make ends meet and our meals are a life saver.
We provide meals every Thursday and Friday and can serve up to one hundred people each day,
This service is part of a city wide partnership with different churches hosting different days making sure there is a free hot meal available seven days a week.
On Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings we also host staff and volunteers from The Wallich's 'Rough Sleepers Intervention Team' as part of their service to rough sleepers in the city.
We are incredibly grateful to our team of volunteers, some of whom have been with us for many years. Pictured here are some of our Friday crew,
Bryan, Liz, Stu and Claire either side of the Mayor and Mayoress with Gillian, Stuart (Facilities Manager) and Steve behind.
Our provision is funded by regular financial donations, one-off community donations. It has also been supported by Swansea Council's Food Poverty Fund.
Zac's Place is one of the Lord Mayor's Charities that he is raising funds for in his year of office, you can make a donation here