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Access to food for those in need during COVID-19 Crisis

This provides information and contact details to help:

  • Families who receive free school meals
  • Those who may need access to Foodbanks
  • Plus additional sources of help for people in each county

Healthy Start Vouchers

If you’re pregnant or have a child under 4, you could get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods and vitamins. This means tested scheme provides vouchers to spend with local retailers. Click here to visit the healthy start website (opens in a new tab).

Free school meals

Since Monday 14th September all free school meals have returned to usual local arrangements and are provided on site in the school settings. Free school meals will also be provided through the school holidays until Spring 2021 according to local arrangements.

Families are being encouraged to apply for free school meals if they have had a change in circumstances e.g. household income. More information including how to apply can be found on their County Council's website.

Pembrokeshire

Phone: 01437 775250 or 
Email: fsmpayments@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Pembrokeshire free school meals (opens in a new tab)

Ceredigion

Phone: 01545 570881

Ceredigion free school meals (opens in a new tab)

Carmarthenshire

Phone: 01267 234567 or Email: FreeSchoolMeals@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Carmarthenshire free school meals (opens in a new tab)

Period Poverty

Period poverty affects 1 in 10 young women. Free sanitary products funded by the Welsh Government Period Dignity grant are available in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion, as well as in Carmarthenshire as part of the #PeriodPovertySirGâr project. Contact your county council or local food banks to access.

Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire Community Hub

The Community Co-ordination Hub, set up by Pembrokeshire County Council, PAVS and Delta Wellbeing, offer advice and assistance to access help in the local community. The Hub has responded to over 5,300 calls helping with many things including shopping, a friendly chat, grocery delivery, or cooked meal delivery.

Phone: 01437 776301 or Email: communitycovid19@pembrokeshire.gov.uk (Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, 10am-1pm Saturday & Sunday)

For more details on the Pembrokeshire Community Hub click here (opens in a new tab)

Pembrokeshire Action to Combat Hardship

Offer food, toiletries, sanitary products and cleaning products to those that are in financial crisis and cannot afford them (not those that can’t access). People need a referral, to refer contact:

Phone: 01646 699275 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am – 2pm) or 07775571431 ( Monday–Thursday 9am-4pm & Friday 9am-12 pm)

For more details on Pembrokeshire Action to Combat Hardship click here (opens in a new tab)

Pembrokeshire Trussel Trust Food Banks

Food banks in: Haverfordwest, Neyland, Narberth, Fishguard, and Pembroke Dock. For opening days click here (opens in a new tab). 

Phone: 07913 989624 or 01834 861999 or Email: info@pembrokeshire.foodbank.org.uk

Foodbank centres are open on their usual days, people are given time slots for social distancing. If referring clients, phone to arrange the most appropriate venue and time for them to attend. 

Fishguard and Goodwick Food Group

Collect & distribute surplus food (and basic cleaning products), which are donated by supermarkets and other food outlets in Fishguard, Haverfordwest and places in between.

Email: Lesley Matthews at foodsaverchampion@gmail.com

St Davids and Solva Food Pod

Set up to provide food support during the covid-19 crisis operating from St Davids and extending out to a 10 mile radius.

Email: Louise Tarbuck at louisetarbuck@hotmail.com

Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services

Phone: 01437 769422 or Email: enquiries@pavs.org.uk

For more details on Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services click here (opens in a new tab)

Community Fridge, Haverfordwest

Old Hakin Road, Haverfordwest
Opening times: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Telephone: 07581496534

Surplus food is available to all to help reduce local food waste. Users are able to collect a selection of foods that have been donated by local stores and supermarkets which are surplus to requirement . There is no charge for this although donations are welcome. No referral is needed.

Bags of Care Plus Scheme

Free hot meals delivered twice a week to individuals including the elderly who are isolated and lonely, individuals with learning disabilities, those on low/no income, those who are shielding or living alone and unable to access hot meals and those who are homeless or with serious housing difficulties.

Meals are delivered within a 5 mile radius of Merlin's Bridge and the Haverfordwest area.

Meals are delivered Monday - Friday 10.00am-12.00pm or 2.00pm-4.00pm

Telephone: 07395937069

 

Ceredigion

Ceredigion County Council

Click here for help and information about (opens in a new tab):

  • Community support groups
  • National support and local support groups
  • Food banks
  • Food and meal deliveries and prescriptions

Phone: 01545 570881

Food Banks Ceredigion

There are Food banks in:

Aberystwyth

Phone: 08002425844 or Email: foodbank@stannes.wales

Lampeter

Phone: 07582 905743 or click here for more information on Lampeter's food banks (opens in a new tab).

Llandysul

Phone: 01559363874 / 07508 366 423 or email: bancbwyd@golau.cymru

Cardigan

Email: info@pembrokeshire.foodbank.org.uk

Full list of food bank locations, contact details and opening times by clicking here (opens in a new tab).

Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations

Phone: 01570 423232 or email: gen@cavo.org.uk

click here for more information on the Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations (opens in a new tab).

Trussel Trust food bank Cardigan

Phone: 01239 615864 / 07949127307 or email: info@cardigan.foodbank.org.uk

click here for more information on the Tussel Trust food bank Cardigan (opens in a new tab).

Carmarthenshire

Canolfan Maerdy Food Hub, Upper Amman Valley

Phone: 01269 826893 or email: manager@calnofanmaerdy.co.uk

Antioch Christian Center Life Share Foodbank, Llanelli

Phone: 01554 741674 or email: info@antiochurch.co.uk

Tyshia Food Bank, Llanelli Area

Phone: 07396633475 or click here for more information on the Tyshia food bank (opens in a new tab). 

Help Llandovery

Phone: 01550 721499 or click here for more information on Help Llandovery (opens in a new tab).

Delta Wellbeing

Live independently for longer

  • wellbeing calls
  • prescription delivery assistance
  • introduce technology enabled care to support individuals at home and out and about
  • information on community based services
  • Rapid response team
  • 24/7 Delta wellbeing lifelines

Phone: 0300 3332222 or email: info@deltawellbeing.org.uk  

click here for more information on Delta Wellbeing (opens in a new tab).

Trussel Trust Food banks

Carmarthen

Phone: 01267 232101 / 01267 225996 or email: carmarthenfoodbank@towychurch.co.uk  

click here for more information on Carmarthen's Tussel Trust food bank (opens in a new tab). 

Llanelli

Phone: 07594 609952 or email: foodbank@myrtlehouse.org.uk 

click here for more information on Llanelli's Tussel Trust food bank (opens in a new tab). 

Ammanford

Phone: 07804 189 830 or email: info@ammanford.foodbank.org.uk  

click here for more information on Ammanford's Tussel Trust food bank (opens in a new tab).

CBSA: Y Fasged Siopa

Membership delivery scheme with access to a variety of goods including fresh fruit & veg. Available in Llandovery, Cilycwn, Myddfai, Llangadog & Llanybydder.

Phone: 07958 649932 or email: cdavies@cbsa.org.uk

Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services

Phone: 01267 245555 or email: marie.mitchell@cavs.org.uk

click here for more information on Carmarthenshire's Association of Voluntary Services (opens in a new tab).

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