Published: 03 April 2020
IMPORTANT NOTICE DURING THIS UNPRECEDENTED TIMES - HOME DELIVERY SERVICE
The Health and Safety of our staff and volunteers is paramount, and so we have made a decision that in view of the continued COVID-19 crisis situation, we will close all of our 6 Foodbank Distribution Centres in Blaenau Gwent at the close of business today and not allow any client, agency or public to present Foodbank vouchers and to pick up food until further notice. Donations of Food will continue to be accepted at the Warehouse in Ebbw Vale, Beaufort, Brynmawr and Abertillery Distribution Centres together with the current collection points at Supermarkets - Tesco, Asda and Waitrose.
Our Nantyglo and Tredegar centres are now closed. completely until further notice.
From Tuesday (31st) we will be offering a Home Delivery Service only from 3 of our centres namely Ebbw Vale, Beaufort and Brynmawr and these will become Home Delivery Service Centres until further notice working on their normal days and normal hours. Our Abertillery Distribution Centre on Thursdays will act as an additional centre making up Emergency packs of food only and taking donations for the use in the Home Delivery Service operating from Ebbw Vale Home Delivery Service Centre.
Clients will still need to obtain a Food voucher from an agency they are working with but they will probably receive a Code number rather than a voucher and then will have to ring 1 of 2 numbers listed below to arrange the delivery. For those obtaining vouchers from the Job Centre, there are specific arrangements which the DWP staff will explain to you. Our deliveries will be made by drivers from Tai Calon Community Housing and we thank them for their support in this important service.
We would like to make it clear that our continued service to our community of Blaenau Gwent is to help and assist families who are struggling to obtain food as they are unable to afford food. We respectively ask that if there are any clients who can afford food but cannot access it due to supermarkets shelves emptying that you do not consider the Foodbank but that you engage with other food distributions in our area who can better meet your needs. This is a difficult time for many and we wish to help those who find themselves very vulnerable through this crisis period and if you have any queries please get in touch.
Here are the important numbers as follows:
07394666485 and 07812425130
Thank you for your cooperation and please keep safe and well at home virus free.
Every Friday at Llys Nant y Mynydd, Hospital Road, Nantyglo, NP23 4LY
- Fruit, Veg, Stir Fry or Salad £3 per bag
- Mixed Fruit and Veg £3 per bag
- Free Range Eggs 85p per half a dozen
- Non Free Range Eggs 70p per half a dozen
Order: Pop into reception 08:30 - 16:00. Last orders Thursday lunchtime (for Friday collection). Money needs to be received before an order can be placed. Or pay for your next weeks order when you collect on Friday.
Collection: All orders can be collected Friday 10:00-11:00 at Llys Nant y Mynydd.