Welsh coffee company teams up with homeless charities to tackle poverty in South Wales

A Welsh mobile coffee franchise has joined forces with two Cardiff homeless charities to tackle poverty in South Wales.

Coffee Blue, based in Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly, will be working alongside Cardiff-based Poor & Hungry and Boomerang Cardiff to raise money for poverty-stricken families in South Wales.

The company will provide the two charities with a state-of-the-art mobile coffee van, which will be used to serve fresh coffee and food in central Cardiff and at festivals across the country.

All profits raised from the van will be re-invested into the charities and put towards their goal of reducing poverty across the country.

Coffee Blue UK franchise manager, Martin Jones, said:

We are thrilled to be partnering up with Poor & Hungry and Boomerang Cardiff.
“When we first heard about their plans, we simply had to say yes.
“Coffee Blue is all about helping people obtain a better quality of life. The teams at Poor & Hungry and Boomerang Cardiff share this vision.

“Homelessness in Wales is at an alarming level. We will be doing everything possible on our end to make sure this partnership is a success.”

24 per cent of people in Wales were living in relative income poverty between 2015/16 and 2016/17, according to the Welsh Government.

Statistics from the Government also show the percentage of working-age adults and pensioners in relative income poverty has also increased during this period.