Foodbank deliveries

We are working closely with our partners and continue to refer tenants to organisations such as Blaenau Gwent Foodbank that are part of the Tussel Trust and other support agencies.

Our teams are working hard to pick up shopping from supermarkets and distribute it to collection centres in Ebbw Vale, Beaufort, Brynmawr, Abertillery, Nantyglo and Tredegar.

We are helping with doorstep deliveries throughout Blaenau Gwent and have carried out approximately 8,000 foodbank deliveries to those in need.

While talking to people about their rent account, the rents team have also been making referrals to the foodbanks and organising Tai Calon staff to deliver to some tenants who were self isolating due to their health issues. Blaenau Gwent Foodbank has been so appreciative of the help during the Covid -19 pandemic. Wayne Evans, Trustee and part of the

Foodbank Management and Media Team said…

We were very concerned at the beginning of lockdown that our Foodbank clients were still presenting themselves at our Foodbank Distribution Centres and out of concern for the safety of our volunteers we had to close at short notice, as everything was changing so quickly in those early days. Tai Calon stepped in and offered 6 drivers to help us and the service was launched on 31st March.   All the Tai Calon drivers have really stepped up to the mark and nothing has been too much trouble for them. They have helped approximately 450 families bringing food and Foodbank deliveries. We are working closely with our partners and continue to refer tenants to organisations such as Blaenau Gwent Foodbank that are part of the Tussel Trust and other support agencies. toiletries to almost 1,000 people including about 350 children. They have delivered about 8.3 tons of food which has put almost 9,000 meals on the tables of very vulnerable families in crisis.   They have also helped us to pick up collections from supermarkets and transferring stock to keep our home delivery service centres well stocked up amounting in excess of 5 tons of food. To be quite honest without their help and support we would not have been able to run our Home Delivery Service, and we are so grateful for all of the drivers commitment and can do attitude which has helped us to provide an ongoing help and support to our Blaenau Gwent Community, ensuring those families struggling for money for food could put meals on their tables during this unprecedented time of crisis.   We give a very big thank you to all of the Tai Calon Drivers and the Management team at Tai Calon who helped us to set up the Delivery Service. Thank you so much everyone we appreciate the huge effort you have invested in us at a time of real need in our community.

If you or anyone you know is in need of support or assistance please give our team a call on 0300 303 1717 or drop us an email to TalkToUs@taicalon.org