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How we started

The organisation was set up as Conwy Food Share in January 2011, taking over from Cymru Community Food Share which was one of the first providers of food parcels to the needy in North Wales.

What we do
Conwy Food Bank is a non-funded voluntary organisation, with a paid supervisor, which endeavours to feed people living in the County of Conwy who are in crisis and are unable to afford food. We are independent and not part of a national network of foodbanks and our storeroom is given to us rent free so our overheads are therefore very low.

There can be many reasons for people finding themselves in financial difficulty such as sanction of benefits, relationship breakdowns, debt, accommodation issues, illness and family problems.

Donations are taken to our storeroom and made into parcels to suit single people, couples or families and contain enough nutritious food to last around a week.
Referrals are made to us for food parcels by professional organisations who are aware of the predicament of the person or family.

Food parcels are taken to delivery points to be collected by the recipients or to be delivered by their referrer/ support worker.

Most of the food in the storeroom is given by donations from the public but we also buy food when in short supply. We have a fridge-freezer and keep bread, margarine, and long-life milk to include with the parcels. We also provide toiletries, baby food, nappies, and wipes when requested.

Conwy Food Bank is under the umbrella of Arc Communities Ltd. This is where our phone line is located and staff from Arc deal with enquiries and referral.