It was never a secret that a huge proportion of supermarket food goes to waste. But when Tesco published its waste figures for the first time last week, it really put the problem into perspective.
Cardiff Foodbank is just one of many food charities in Wales, but it’s also one of the most popular. I visited one of the food bank’s Woodville collection point on Crwys Road last weekend to find out just how much the local community relies on its services.
So far this financial year, about 1,200 people will have received almost ten tons of food via Woodville Christian Centre. Cardiff Foodbank’s Project Manager Ian Purcell tells me it is one of the city’s biggest food collection points.