Foodbank

Feeding the Community

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Our foodbank and outreach service helps people and families in need facing financial and other hardship as a result of Corona Virus.


The Foodbank

The Foodbank is based at Ystradgynlais Volunteer Centre, The Old Remploy Factory, Wind Road, Glanrhyd, Ystradgynlais, Swansea SA9 1AF. We are opposite Tesco.

We are open Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, 10am - 12 noon

  • When you arrive at the foodbank, please make sure that you keep 2 metres (6 feet) away from others. We operate a 'one-in, one-out' policy.
  • If possible, please bring your own bags/boxes that the food can be placed in.
  • Avoid personal contact such as handshakes.

Foodbank Service Access Criteria

1. People and Families in poverty and facing increased financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, who without support, would struggle in obtaining sufficient food.

2(a). People known to statutory and other agencies who are referred to the Foodbank for food to be collected from the centre or delivered to the client – e.g: Pobl will facilitate pick-up and deliver directly to the client.

2(b). People known to statutory and other agencies who are referred to the Foodbank (highly vulnerable) where a food parcel is to be delivered by YVC staff/volunteers. Individual deliveries will operate from YVC on: Monday, Tuesday and Saturday (between 10.00 and midday) . There will be one off deliveries but these are for exceptional circumstances only.

3. People at high risk – have a health problem and have received a letter from the Government requiring them to stay at home for their own safety, and who are financially struggling.


Outreach Van Service

Mondays
10:30 - 11:30 - Heol Gleien Bungalows, Lower Cwmtwrch
11:45 - 12:30 - Gwysfryn Bungalows, Upper Cwmtwrch

Tuesdays
10:30 - 11:30 - Coelbren Welfare Hall Car Park
12:00 - 1:00 - Abercrave Welfare Hall Car Park

Wednesdays
1:00 - 2:00 - Healthy Living Centre Ael Y Bryn

Saturdays
11:00 - 12:00 - Ynyswen Playing Fields

If you are in a high risk category (unable to leave home), please contact us on 07915 917 269 for more details.

Thank you to our sponsors

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