Food Banks and Community food initiatives

Food Banks across Gwynedd provide emergency food boxes for people and families in need.

You can get help from a food bank by receiving a voucher from a support worker who is helping you, or by going to the food bank. A food bank voucher allows you to get emergency food equivalent to 3 days for you and your family. Social Workers, Housing, Education and Benefits officers are all able to give you a food bank voucher. Having a voucher is not essential for all food banks.

If you need the service contact your local Food Bank.

Bangor Cathedral Foodbank
Bangor Cathedral Diocesan Centre, Cathedral Close, Bangor, LL57 1RL (behind the Cathedral). Further information

Please email referrers to before 1.30pm on our opening days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday).

Arfon Foodbank
Canolfan Gwyrfai, Lôn Cae Ffynnon, Cibyn, Caernarfon, LL55 2BD.  For further information, contact , telephone 01286 673355 or visit the Facebook page. 


King Edward St, Barmouth LL42 1AD 

For further information, contact 07973 914599 or Or visit .

Porthmadog, Penrhyndeudraeth, Bala, Dolgellau and Tywyn
Emergency food parcels can be collected from Porthmadog, Penrhyndeudraeth, Bala, Dolgellau and Tywyn - for more information, contact:  


Ffestiniog Foodbank
Church Hall, Church Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3HB (opposite the Tan y Maen Centre). You will need to go to the Dref Werdd office to receive a referral to the Foodbank.   For further information, telephone 07435 290553 or visit the Facebook page.

Pwllheli Foodbank
St Peter’s Church, Pwllheli, LL53 5DS.  For further information, contact or telephone 07359356383 or visit the Facebook page.


Food pantries

A Food Pantry (also called a feeding scheme,fareshare scheme or other similar names) usually distributes leftover food from supermarkets and shops to local residents.

A Food Pantry is not known as 'emergency food', but it can be essential for some households as a way of having affordable food. Some of them package and deliver the food to homes, others invite residents to come andcollect food from a building in the community. Some give the food for free and otherscharge a small fee of £3-5 for a bag of food.

Food Pantries have been established to save residual food from going to waste, and prevent that food from going to landfill. 

Community Food Initiatives 

Yr Orsaf Penygroes 

Pantri Pesta, Bethesda

Dref Werdd, Blaenau Ffestiniog  

Canoflan Felin Fach, Pwllheli

Ffrij Tywyn

Llanaelhaearn Community