Estate agency and property maintenance company Capsel donated time and resources to redecorate Caldicot Food Bank ahead of it setting up operations in its new venue.

The Caldicot foodbank had to move from its previous premises to a building which had been vacant for seven years. The new premises required a serious makeover to get the new home up to scratch - redecorating a hallway, two storage areas and a wc washroom including the floors.

Capsel worked closely with Monmouthshire Housing Association's community benefits team and Crown paint, jumping into action to gain funding and supplies.

David Flint, chairman of Caldicot Food Bank, said: “We work daily to ensure that those in the Caldicot and Magor area, who are going through difficult times, are given the food and support they need.

“In order to help make our new premises acceptable to the Food Standards Agency and our own volunteers, Capsel have cleaned and painted the interior. I express my heartfelt thanks for Capsel and Monmouthshire Housing Association's generosity.”

Cllr Phil Murphy, Monmouthshire County Council cabinet member for the resources, said: “I am so pleased we are able to support Caldicot Food Bank to continue to provide support for families in our communities.”

"Run by volunteers, Caldicot Food Bank seeks to serve the local community of Caldicot and the surrounding areas. If you wish to donate to Caldicot Food Bank any donations can be left at Caldicot One Stop Shop, Caldicot Library or any local churches.

"The new home of Caldicot Food Bank has been leased from the county council for a peppercorn rent.”

Katie Double, Capsel service delivery manager, said: “Capsel is delighted to be involved in this project and help Caldicot Food Bank set up its new home.

"Supporting local communities is something we at Capsel are very proud of and we are always looking for ways to work with MHA on its community benefits projects.”