Since May 2011, the Risca Foodbank of The Salvation Army has worked to relieve hunger in the villages of Risca, Crosskeys, Cwmcarn, Abercarn, Pantside, and Newbridge. Between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020, the Risca Foodbank provided the community with 16,825.9KG of food.
Volunteers and public donations, particularly those from local churches and other community organizations, help maintain the Risca Foodbank, which is supported by the Trussell Trust. Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. is the hours of operation for the Risca Foodbank.
The United Kingdom has long suffered with food insecurity, but Risca Foodbank intends to assist via the distribution of weekly food packages. Meal packages include cereal, spaghetti, soup, canned vegetables and meat, as well as dessert and canned beef.
Risca Foodbank’s mission is to assist individuals who are economically disadvantaged and unable to provide for themselves or their families. Every individual who loses money due to unemployment, illness, or a sudden financial crisis is at danger of getting hungry. In these difficult circumstances, the Risca Foodbank is ready to provide a help by means of emergency food parcels.
The food bank is directed by professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, and police officers. Individuals in need are provided with vouchers redeemable for food packages at food banks.
In addition to providing emergency food, the Risca Foodbank also refers clients to other groups that may be able to assist them. Examples include debt counseling and various sorts of support to get back on one’s feet.
The Risca Foodbank’s purpose is to reduce hunger and offer aid to people in need. The individuals they serve have immensely benefitted from their dedication and labor.
Address: 66a Commercial Street
Phone: 07599 973312