About our foodbank

Here is an introduction to our project.

Taff Ely Foodbank, previously known as Pontyclun Foodbank, was started by Bethel Baptist Church, Pontyclun in October 2009. As other centres were opened locally in Church Village, Gilfach Goch, Llanharan & Thomastown the foodbank was renamed Taff Ely Foodbank.  Our foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area.

In August 2021, Taff Ely Foodbank decided to become a registered charity in its own right. The reason for this is because we have been growing at an alarming rate, and we want to be sure that we can offer the best service possible. We are very grateful to Bethel Baptist Church for all their help and guidance over the many years, and we are excited to be going and growing in this new phase of our journey. Even though we have become our own charity, that is the only thing that has changed, we still meet every need with love and compassion.

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.

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