Prince Charles and Camilla visit south London food bank ahead of Christmas

Prince Charles and Camilla have visited a south London food bank, taking a look at the emergency food parcels being handed out to people in need over Christmas.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were at the Wandsworth Foodbank, run by the Trussell Trust at St Mark’s Church, to meet volunteers and sign a certificate commending the team’s work.

Prince Charles meets the team at the Wandsworth Foodbank. Image: Trussell Trust

As they arrived, the royals spoke with volunteers and discovered how the food bank helps those in need across south-west London.

Charles even got chatting about pizzas with the founders of Love Triangle, a Balham pizza joint that donates a meal to the food bank for every pizza sold. Co-founder Ben Mason said they had so far donated some 50,000 meals.

The royal guests also spoke with two families who have used the food bank and learned more about their circumstances.

As the visit grew to a close, Charles wished the volunteers in the church a happy Christmas.

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