BBC News feature – Newport: Charity delivers affordable African food parcels

A charity that delivers African food parcels in Newport says it is helping people get food they cannot afford to buy.

The Zimbabwe Newport Volunteering Association delivers between 30 and 50 African food parcels a month.

Its founder said many African foods were unaffordable in specialist shops due to the cost of living crisis.

One mother said it meant her 17-month-old daughter could become familiar with food “from home”.

Robert Muza, the charity’s founder and chair, said beneficiaries were appreciating the parcels “more and more” due to the rising cost of living.

“Where we go and buy and fetch these items they are more expensive because they are not produced locally, they are getting shipped all the way from Africa,” he said.

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