Merthyr Cynon Foodbank

As a Christian Charity we seek to show God’s love in a very practical way. We are emergency food for people in crisis. 13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK. Every day people in the Merthyr Cynon Valleys will struggle to feed themselves and their families because of redundancy, illness, benefit delay, domestic violence, debt, family breakdown or simply having to pay an unexpected bill on a low income.

Since 4th November 2011, over 2.800 people in the Merthyr Cynon Valleys have been fed through our foodbank distribution centres.  Food poverty is a reality in our valleys and we seek to bring the whole community to solve the problem. You can donate food to our distribution centres or to our warehouse in Gurnos Christian Centre, 26 Spruce Tree Grove, Gurnos Estate, give funds, volunteer or even hold a fundraising event.

Foodbanks help prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.

Some of our clients testify that if it wasn’t for foodbank they would have increased depression, the strain on their family relationship would have increased, they would have to skip meals, use a loan shark or doorstop lender and even commit a crime such as shoplifting or theft.

A simple parcel of food makes a big difference. Frontline care professionals such as health visitors, district nurses, social workers, Housing Associations, Communities First, JOB Centres, CAB, Barnardo’s, RCT Homes, Gofal, Gwalia Care and Support, Home Start, Adref RCT Social Services, Macmillan Cancer Support, Probation,) etc identify people in crisis and issue a food voucher. Clients receive three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food in exchange for their food voucher.  Our Foodbank volunteers make time to listen and signpost clients to further support.

For further information please visit our website:


Gurnos Christian Centre – 26 Spruce Tree Grove – Gurnos Estate

The Vine Tree Shop – 27 Mount Pleasant St. - Dowlais

St. Lukes Church – Flat 8, Winch Fawr House, Lanbsbury Rd. – Gellideg

The Salvation Army – Merthyr Tydfil Corps, Glebeland Place – Town Centre

Carmel Chapel – Wyndham St. – Troedyrhiw





Cornestone Church Centre – Sion Terrace – Cwmback

Moriah Aman Christian Centre – Fforchaman Rd.  - Cwmaman

Pentecostal Church – 281 Cardiff Rd.  –  Aberaman

Ramoth Christian Centre – Bethel Place – Hirwaun

Cynon Valley Vhurch The Lighthouse – 369 Fernhill – Mountain Ash

Living Truth Pentecostal Church – CoedGlas – Penywaun

Hope Church – Hirwaun Rd.  Trecynon (TB Open in April/2013)