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EVI Pantry

Opening Monday 20th February!

We are very excited to announce that we have partnered with Your Local Pantry to bring you the EVI Pantry – the first of its kind in Blaenau Gwent and the sixth Pantry in Wales!

The Pantry will open on Monday 20th February, 10am – 12pm & 2pm – 4pm, and will run every Monday after, with the potential for an additional weekday with different times in the future.

What is EVI Pantry?

EVI Pantry will stock a wide range of top-quality food including fresh fruit and veg, frozen and chilled food, meat and dairy, and long-life tinned and packaged food. The Pantry will be just like a shop, in that you choose the food you want from the shelves, and will be run by uniformed staff and volunteers.

The Pantry is open to all – anyone who lives in Blaenau Gwent can join. You can join us for as long as you want, visiting every week or just occasionally – it’s up to you! You can have a maximum of one member per household.

Cut your grocery bills

For just £4 per visit, you can choose 10 – 12 quality grocery items (sometimes more), which would normally total up to £20 in the supermarket. Members often save up to £1,000 a year on shopping bills! The £4 is reinvested straight back into the pantry to maintain food orders and services.

Get involved

We also need volunteers and donations (food, toiletries or monetary) to help run and stock the Pantry. If you’re interested in supporting this exciting community initiative, email info@evi.cymru or pop in.

Find out more about our Community Bank and upcoming Repair Café too!

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

Ebbw Vale

NP23 6BE

Learn more about the Your Local Pantry scheme here

Funding from the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund has enabled us to purchase equipment and prepare EVI to launch the EVI Pantry in 2023.

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.

Foundation Funders:

National Lottery Community Fund Logo
Welsh Government Logo

Current Funders:

Lloyds Bank Foundation Logo
Landfills Tax Scheme Logo
Blaenau Gwent County Council Logo
UK Gov Wales