PLEASE NOTE: Due to an overwhelming response to EVI Pantry within the community, we have unfortunately reached our membership capacity. This means new applications will be placed onto our waiting list. We will be in touch as soon as a space becomes available. Please bear with us, and check this page for regular updates!
If you are a member and no longer intend on visiting the Pantry, please let us know.
We are delighted to have opened EVI Pantry this year – the first Your Local Pantry in Blaenau Gwent!
The Pantry shelves are stocked a with a wide range of top-quality food including fresh fruit and veg, frozen and chilled, meat and dairy, and long-life tinned and packaged. For just £4 per visit (payable by cash or card), you can choose 10 – 12 items from our shelves, plus fruit & veg, that would normally total up to £20 in the supermarket. Members can save up to £1,000 a year on shopping bills! Our friendly staff and volunteers are on hand to chat and help you with anything you need.
Anyone who lives in Blaenau Gwent can join our Pantry. You can join us for as long as you want, visiting every week or just occasionally – it’s up to you! Just be aware that Pantry membership is limited to one member per household and you must have been accepted as a member to shop. The £4 fee is reinvested straight back into the pantry to maintain food orders and services.
We are in need of donations (food, toiletries & monetary) to help run and stock the Pantry. If you’re interested in supporting this exciting community initiative, email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop in.
Let’s bring our community together at the EVI Pantry to soften the blow of high living costs, foster friendships, reduce food waste, and contribute to healthier, happier lives.
Ebbw Vale Institute (EVI), Church Street
Learn more about the Your Local Pantry scheme here.
Take a look at our other community projects!
ProMo Cymru, charity and social enterprise, operates and is the custodian of the Ebbw Vale Institute. We are proud to have saved EVI for future community use.
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Welcome to EVI
The EVI – Ebbw Vale Institute is a building full of story and culture. Founded in 1849 to promote cultural exchange in the neighbourhood, it was vacant for a number of years before undergoing extensive refurbishment. It is now a vibrant community and cultural centre for Blaenau Gwent and surrounding areas.