Banc Bwyd Bro Ddyfi Food Bank
We appreciate all donations of food, but are aware that some people cannot donate food but would still like to support our work. With this in mind, we can accept cheques made payable to Banc Bywd Bro Dyfi Food Banc and sent to :
Fo those who would like to use online banking (BACS) you can send your donation to :
Account Name :Banc Bywd Bro Dyfi Food Banc
Account No: 84545453
Sort Code: 538126
Banc Bwyd Bro Ddyfi Foodbank
I’m sure you are aware of the Foodbank in Machynlleth, which operates on a purely volunteer basis. This service gives out emergency food parcels to those in real need within the Dyfi Valley.
Food Bank - November 2014
Bro Ddyfi Food Bank exists in Machynlleth for the local population.
We provide 3 day emergency food supply for those in need
We cover Machynlleth and villages in the Dyfi Valley.
We are running short of the following items :
- Packet Potato (Smash)
- Tins of Peas
- Long Grain Rice
- Tins of Chilli/Curry
- Tins of Fruit
- Rice Pudding
January 2014 Update
Since the November article a lot has happened. Firstly we have been blessed with many food donations so that we are well stocked for the post Christmas demand. Very many thanks to all who have given so generously.
We have also had three successful stalls two in the Wednesday market and one at the Christmas Fayre in Y Plas. Together they raised £277.83. We have also been very fortunate to receive several generous donations which have put our funds in good order.
We have now a dedicated phone line 01654 702043 on which all agencies and individuals can contact us. Thanks to clever technology we are able to switch the phone to whoever of the 10 volunteers is on duty. This phone line is open from 9.30 to 4.30 Monday to Friday. Outside these times messages can be left on the answerphone.
Following the example of Knightwick Food bank we have expanded our service to include helping people who are struggling to both pay for heating their home and have sufficient money to buy food. People can contact us direct on 01654 702043 or through a voucher holder.
The church voucher holders are:-
Revd Roland Barnes 01650 531650
Revd Kathleen Rogers 01654 702261
Aled Myrddin 01654 702907
Or if it is more convenient:-
CAMAD 01654 700071
Listening Point 01654 703414
Advice Mid Wales 01654 700192
We still need help please. Whilst we are well stocked with pasta, soup, baked beans and tea but we are low on supplies of coffee, sugar, tinned meat for sandwiches, long life milk and pitta bread so your gifts would be very welcome.
We would also welcome some help with the Food Bank at Y Plas. If you could spare an hour a week on a regular basis please could you contact our Chair Chris Gower on 01654 761742.
We have now been running for four months and this month we have issued food supplies to ten people. We have been able to do this thanks to the generosity of people in various churches. October has been a busy month.
Thanks to the Machynlleth Town Council we now have a dry room in the Plas for storage of our food supplies and from various cash donations have been able to purchase shelving so that everything is in logical order thus enabling speedy packing of food parcels.
After a mere five months we now have Bank account and have been able to pay in the various cash donations and fund raising monies.