It’s over a year since Llandysul Food Bank, under the name Golau (Light), was established in the vestry of Seion Chapel in the town. Beth Davies brings us up to date with the venture…
Golau was formally launched in May 2018 and is located at Seion Chapel vestry where the donations are stored. Local chapels and church members join together to volunteer as they work together to help those in need. Since the very beginning we have seen the generosity of the local community as well as many volunteers willing to help and support.
The Food Bank is open from 9a.m. till 12noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with 2 volunteers on duty on a monthly rota. Volunteers will prepare food packages as needed. There is a need to place all contributions in order as well as to collect all donations from different locations, these being local business within the village of Llandysul and also surrounding villages as well as local schools. We very much value the generosity of the local community.
The food packages are given to individuals and families who are in urgent need within the community and we work as a group of local Christians who wish to be the hands and feet of Christ. Unfortunately, during the past few months there is a rise in the number of packages being given to those in need and at all times we closely work in partnership with agencies who distributes vouchers to individuals and families in need.
Advertising is always essential and this is how we received a full box of items kindly donated by Ysgol Penboyr (pictured) following my visit to the school and informing the staff of the call out during that week. They were very pleased to be able to help and to contribute. Very often we have a visit from individuals and groups who kindly donate items which are always accepted with open arms and our hope is that the local community will keep on supporting the Food Bank. We are also looking for new volunteers and anyone with a few spare hours please contact us: