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PAST EVENT: Membership Morning | EVI Pantry

When is it?

Wednesday 1st February | 10am - 12pm

How much is it?



We will be holding a Membership Morning on February 1st for you to join our upcoming EVI Community Pantry – the first of it’s kind in Blaenau Gwent! Pop in for a free cuppa and cake on Wednesday 1st Feb, 10am – 12pm to find out more and get your name down. Please be aware that membership spaces are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Membership is open to everyone.

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, come along on Wednesday 1st to chat to our friendly team and drop-off any donations.

The Pantry will then officially launch Monday 20th February and will run every Monday 10am – 12pm & 2pm – 4pm. Once the Pantry is up and running, we will look to put on another weekday with differing times.

The morning is also a chance for you to find out more about our Community Bank and upcoming Repair Café.

Can’t make it? You can email megan@promo.cymru to arrange a visit to find out more and put your name down. Our online membership portal will launch soon if you would prefer to register online.

What is EVI Pantry?

The EVI Pantry is part of the Your Local Pantry scheme. It will stock an abundant and wide range of top-quality food including fresh fruit and veg, frozen and chilled food, meat and dairy products, 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. You don’t need a referral to come along,  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!

Cut your grocery bills

For just £4 per visit, you can choose 10 – 12 quality grocery items (sometimes more), which would normally total £20-£25 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.

Local Community Pantries

Pantries soften the blow of high living costs and create the conditions for communities to grow and thrive, by bringing people together around food. Pantries strengthen communities, foster friendships, loosen the grip of poverty, build dignity and agency, prevent waste, and contribute to healthier, happier lives. Each Pantry also has a cherished role as a neighbourhood hub, often serving as a springboard to other initiatives and ideas. Our Pantry will coincide with our EVI Repair Café and Community Bank.

Learn more about the Your Local Pantry scheme here.

Interested in offering a food or monetary donation, or would like to get involved and become a volunteer? Email info@evi.cymru or pop in!

What’s on at EVI?

NEW Crochet Club

Every Tuesday, 2.30 - 4.30pm

£3 (all proceeds go to EVI Pantry)

Summer 2024 Hospitality Academy

Starting Tues 18th June, 9.30am - 3.30pm


NEW Afternoon Film Club

Thursday 20th June | 2pm - 4pm


NEW Over 55’s Luncheon Club

Thursday 6th June & 27th June | 12pm - 2pm


FREE Cooking on a Budget Experience

Starting Tuesday 9th April, 10am - 12pm


EVI Repair Café

Monday 17th June | 2pm - 4pm


Card Making & Craft Workshops

Every Wednesday | 2 - 4pm

£3 (all proceeds go to EVI Pantry)

EQUANIMITY Mindfulness Meditation & Relaxation

Mondays 10.30-11.30am & Wednesdays 5.30 - 6.30pm


ChiChi Fit with Nia

Tuesdays | 6.30 - 7.30pm


Yoga with Amanda

Thursdays 6-7pm

£8 drop in or £25 for 4

EVI Pantry

Mondays | 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm

PAST EVENT: Jack and the Beanstalk at EVI

Wednesday 27th March | 11am, 1pm or 2.15pm!


PAST EVENT: EVI Pantry Spring Fayre

Saturday 23rd March | 10am - 4pm


PAST EVENT: Breath to Health 3-Day Workshop

Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st, & Friday 22nd March | 1 - 4pm


PAST EVENT: Breath to Health Workshop

Thursday 14th March | 1pm - 2.30pm


FULLY BOOKED: Sewing for Beginners

Starting Thursday 21st September | 2 - 4.30pm

FREE (bring your own fabrics)

PAST EVENT: EVI Secret Agents

Wednesday 14th February | 11am, 1pm or 2.15pm


PAST EVENT: A Christmas Carol – Live Radio Play

Thursday 23rd November | 7.30pm

£10 / £8 concession

PAST EVENT: EVI Pantry Christmas Gift & Craft Fayre

Saturday 18th November | 11am - 4pm

Free entry

PAST EVENT: FREE: L2 Award in Food Safety and Catering

Thursday 16th November | 9.30am - 4pm

FREE to Blaenau Gwent residents, lunch included.

PAST EVENT: Circle of Fifths – National Theatre Wales

Thursday 26th October | 7pm

Pay as you feel from £7

PAST EVENT: Fabric Flower Craft Workshop

Thursday 7th September | 11am - 1pm


Foundation Funders:

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Welsh Government Logo

Current Funders:

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Landfills Tax Scheme Logo
Blaenau Gwent County Council Logo
UK Gov Wales
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