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Charity (no. 1139456)

Cardiff Foodbank

"Providing 3 days emergency food to referred clients in food crisis."

Who We Are

“I was embarrassed to be there, but the welcome and the understanding and the non judgemental attitude, I felt like I was just picking up some shopping. It was a wonderful experience on a very dark day .”

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Our Services Are

Free

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If you need help from our foodbank there are a few simple steps to follow.

THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP IS TO GET A FOODBANK VOUCHER.

In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation we work with local agencies. 

If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis. 

Agencies we work with include: Council hubs, housing support officers, children’s centres, health visitors, social services, schools, churches, local charities and many more.

1. GET IN TOUCH WITH US.

If you call or email our foodbank we can talk through your situation and put you in touch with a relevant local agency.

2. ARRANGE A VISIT TO THE REFERRAL AGENCY.

They will discuss your situation and supply you with a foodbank voucher where appropriate.

3. BRING  YOUR FOODBANK VOUCHER TO YOUR NEAREST FOODBANK CENTRE. 

You can find a list of our local centres and opening times on our website. When you arrive, we’ll welcome you with a warm drink and our trained volunteers will chat with you about your situation. We’ll also discuss any dietary needs you may have and exchange your foodbank voucher for a parcel of three days of emergency food. We’ll also help to support you in any other ways that we can. Most of our foodbank centres offer a cafe style environment and our aim is to provide non-judgmental support at the point of crisis.

If you have any further questions the FAQ's page on our website may help, or feel free to give us a call.

We know that crisis can strike anyone and we also understand how difficult it can be to think about walking through a foodbank door. That’s why our foodbank volunteers aim to welcome everyone who comes to the foodbank with compassion, kindness and a listening ear. 

MEETING YOUR NEEDS 

Your foodbank voucher will be exchanged for three days of emergency food. We want to make sure that we give you the right food to meet your needs, so please do let our volunteers know if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies, for example, gluten free, halal or vegetarian and where possible we will accommodate those needs

PREPARING YOUR FOOD 

Whilst your food parcel is being prepared, a volunteer will offer you a warm drink and a biscuit. They will also be available if you would like to have a chat. Your food parcel will be packed into supermarket carrier bags. If you prefer to bring your own bags those can be used instead. 

PRACTICAL GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT

Foodbank volunteers take the time to listen and support you. They are specially trained to know about local services and offer practical guidance so that you have access to the right support, helping you to break out of crisis.

Additional Information

Please note we do not give out food at the address shown in the Contacts section which is our Head Office.

We have 7 foodbank locations across the city,  please see our website for details of where they are and when they are open  https://cardiff.foodbank.org.uk/locations/

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