Food and Nutrition
We believe that food is essential for wellbeing, a fundamental component of good health and a fabulous social tool. We incorporate food into all our activities and support people to access subsidised food, to have the skills to prepare nutritious meals on a budget and the knowledge to make informed food choices. Underpinning these activities is an emphasis on good nutrition.
We run a community pantry twice a week from the Wellbeing Centre, providing free fruit and vegetables, period products and bread. For £ 3.50 pantry members can also choose from the selection of groceries, toiletries and fridge items. Anyone living in Merthyr Tydfil can be a member of the pantry, we have over 150 members and a waiting list. We receive food from Fare share and Warburtons, In Kind and Neighbourly. The pantry is a vital support for families and individuals on low incomes. We are a member of the Feeding Britain network, working with others to prevent food insecurity. Find out more about the Community Pantry here.
We deliver family cooking sessions directly and in partnership with Public Health Wales. teaching cooking life skills, how to cook healthy homemade take away food like pizzas, kebabs and stir frys and cooking on a budget. We incorporate pantry food items into these menus so that the recipes can be cooked at home highly cost effectively.
We bring the community together with community meals that both combat holiday hunger and are fun social occasions. Volunteers help prepare and cook these meals – if you would like to help please do get in touch!