About our foodbank

Here is an introduction to our project.

Brecon foodbank was started in 2014 by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area.  Initially it was based in Lion Street but in October 2015 we moved to the Family Centre in Pendre, where many other activities also take place at various times (such as a food co-op, Lunch Club, Messy Mondays and a gardening club).  The Foodbank operates in the hall, so clients can come and discuss their needs in a warm, friendly environment, and have a drink and a biscuit while they discuss their needs their food bags are being packed, and they have the chance to select any toiletries they need, access the Centre Community Fridge, and often talk to an adviser from one of the agencies.

In March 2023 we opened a satellite Foodbank in Hay on Wye, which is open each Friday at the same time as our Brecon Foodbank.

We work in partnership with many local agencies (from whom clients need our free vouchers in order to get food) such as Housing, Brecon Mind, Brecon Advice Centre, so as to cover hopefully all who need us.  We have clients from the surrounding area too, such as Hay, Talgarth, Crickhowell, and Sennybridge.  We cover the area up to the boundary of the next Foodbank.

We also work with local schools, churches, community groups and some businesses in collecting food and money to enable us to operate.

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