Food banks are grassroots, community organisations aimed at supporting people who cannot afford the essentials in life e.g. food & toiletries, but can also help in other ways and put you in touch with other sources of support in the areas they serve if you are unsure about who best to contact for support. To find out how to obtain a food voucher telephone your local foodbank.
Cardiff Foodbank operate out of several locations across the city. For details visit https://cardiff.foodbank.org.uk/ email [email protected] or ring 029 2048 4120.
Vale of Glamorgan Foodbank operate across several sites across the Vale. For details see https://vale.foodbank.org.uk/ email [email protected] or ring 07879 562077
Pontypridd Foodbank covers the communities in and around Pontypridd. For details visit https://pontypridd.foodbank.org.uk/ email [email protected] or ring 01443 404692
Taf Ely Foodbank covers the area of RCT between Pontyclun & Tonypandy. For details visit: https://taffely.foodbank.org.uk/ email [email protected] or phone 01443 520730
Merthyr Cynon Valley Foodbank operate across several sites in the Cynon Valley & Merthyr Vale. For details visit https://merthyrcynon.foodbank.org.uk/, email [email protected] or ring 07427537437
Rhondda Food Bank operates across several sites in the Rhondda Valley. For details visit https://rhondda.foodbank.org.uk/contact-us/, email i[email protected] or ring 07928451374
OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS
Many other community groups can help you with access to food and clothes.
Interlink employ a team of wellbeing officers who support people with social, practical and emotional issues. They signpost and refer people to local services, groups and activities which improve health and wellbeing.
For more information visit https://interlinkrct.org.uk/wellbeing-andsupport/
email [email protected] or call 07526 571340
Rhondda Food Share operate a food pantry twice a week in the Rhondda Valley email [email protected] Carmel Community Clothing is based in the Rhondda and supplies clothes free of charge to those in need throughout RCT and beyond. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/CarmelClothingRCT/
Money Matters Wales operate a community sharing shop, which includes clothing in Porth. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/ManageMoneyWalesAndTheCommunitySharingShop, email: [email protected] or ring: 07514 625536
Bryncynon Strategy operate a food pantry in Ynysboeth, Cynon Valley. For more information visit https://www.bryncynonstrategy.co.uk/communityfood- box email [email protected]
The Little Lounge operates a community pantry in Cilfynydd nearPontypridd. For more information https://littlelounge.org/activities/, email [email protected] or ring 07588303655 Community Support Organisations in Rhondda Cynon Taf
St Catherine’s Church in Pontypridd operates a food pantry out of Café Connect. For more information visit https://www.connectpontypridd.co.uk/ email [email protected] or ring 01443 492033
Beddau Food Angels provides free food and support for local families within the CF38 area. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/BeddauFoodHub/, email [email protected], or ring: 07923 969498
Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan
Action for Ely Caerau was set up to develop and deliver a range of different projects and activities in the Ely & Caerau area including a food pantry and compassionate grief support. For more information visit https://www.aceplace.org/ email [email protected] or call 02920003132
South Riverside Community Development Centre supports people living in Riverside, Grangetown, and Canton. The run a range of services including a food pantry. For more information visit https://www.srcdc.org.uk/wyndham-st-pantry/ email [email protected] or ring 029 2022 0309
The Grange Pavillion in Grangetown provides residents with their own indoor and outdoor space including a community allotment. For more information visit https://grangepavilion.wales/ email [email protected]epavilion.wales
Butetown Community Centre in central Cardiff offers a wide range of activities including a weekly food pantry. For more information visit https://butetowncommunitycentre.mystrikingly.com/ email [email protected] or phone 029 20487658