NOTICE: Our last Pantry day for 2023 is Monday 18th December. EVI Pantry will be back open Monday 8th January 2024.
Welcome to EVI Pantry
Welcome to EVI Pantry, your local community food shop and the first Your Local Pantry in Blaenau Gwent!
For just £4, members can choose from a wide range of top-quality food including fresh fruit and veg, fridge and frozen essentials, pantry staples and more every week… saving up to £1000 a year on grocery bills! This £4 shop would usually total up to £20 in the supermarket.
Our friendly volunteer team are on hand to chat and help you with anything you need. We currently support 200 households in Blaenau Gwent!
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 and be paid via cash or card.
BBC Wales recently EVI Pantry to spotlight our role in the community. Sue shared her volunteering journey at EVI & how it’s ‘worked wonders’ for her!
We are in need of donations (food, toiletries & monetary) to help run and stock the Pantry. If you’re interested in supporting this important community project, 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.
Contact email@example.com or visit Ebbw Vale Institute (EVI), Church Street, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6BE
Learn more about the Your Local Pantry scheme here.
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.
Diolch / Thank you to our contributors. EVI Pantry is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.*
*The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus
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.