On Friday 11th June, Welsh Conservative Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes MP, visited volunteers at the Ceiriog Valley Community Cupboard in the Canolfan Ceiriog Centre with local County Cllr Trevor Bates and thanked them for their tireless work. The Community Cupboard is a new project which, by working in partnership with local stores, redistributes surplus food throughout the Ceiriog Valley community for free which would otherwise end up wasted.
Mr Baynes heard from Joy Owen-Jones and Kerry Mackay about their efforts and those of other volunteers to reduce food waste, care for the environment and share food with local residents. In addition to food, Ceiriog Valley Community Cupboard also offers hampers of toiletry items.
The Community Cupboard is open Fridays 12-2pm at the Canolfan Ceiriog Centre. And anyone interested can contact a member of the team to arrange a drop-off on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ceiriog Valley County Cllr Trevor Bates said:
“We have a fantastic team of volunteers and it’s a big boost for us to have our local MP visit and offer support. His frequent visits to the Valley give great encouragement to those who regularly give their time as volunteers.”
Following his visit, Simon Baynes MP said:
“The dedication of this fantastic team of volunteers means that people are being helped in the Ceiriog Valley and food waste is being reduced. The wider community and the local environment has greatly benefited from their work. The team are hard working and caring and this is a fantastic scheme for the community of Ceiriog Valley. I was therefore extremely pleased to be able to thank them in person for the tireless work they do on behalf of residents in the Ceiriog Valley.”