Last month CFB provided over 77 food parcels to local people in crisis, feeding in excess of 50 children by doing so. We currently have 10 volenteers working at the new site assisting Tony, our foodbank coordinator. The volunteers are happy working at the new site which boasts excellent parking and facilities. Local donators are also loving the move as they are now able to better access the store with their kind donations.
Tony is now based at the store 5-days a week, another major change to the service, and feedback is suggesting that visitors to the store are really benefitting from the face-to-face communication & contact with Tony.
On the down side, our current funding for the paid coordinators post is coming to an end, and we are urgently looking for long term sustainable funding for this post and initiative. Last weeks North Wales Pioneer outline current funding concerns in the following article however its worth noting that our sponsorship appeal in February and March brought some welcome regular sponsorship for the post which will serve to help keep the coordinator employed for the foreseeable future: Conwy Foodbank’s future is on the line!
If you are interested in becoming a CFB volunteer or would like to support the work financially, please contact our office using the contact link below.
Or if you would like to donate items of food to CFB we are particularly short of coffee, sugar, cereal, tinned meat, noodles and tinned fruit.
For more information have a look at our CFB webpage Conwy Foodbank