What is the Community Cupboard?
Chirk Community Cupboard was launched on March 10th, 2021. 18 visitors attended the opening day, and the initiative now helps more than 58 regular members. The Community cupboard is a food waste initiative run from Chirk Parish Hall and overseen by Chirk Community agent and a number of volunteers. Food donations are collected from several local supermarkets, and we also receive a donation from Fareshare each week. Many members of the community of Chirk also donate, with the community garden (again run by local volunteers) providing fresh produce when available. The food waste initiative ensures that food which may normally be thrown out by supermarkets has the chance to be used.
Location and Opening Times
The Community Cupboard is located in Room 1 of the Parish Hall, Holyhead Road, Chirk, LL14 5NA.
The Community Cupboard is open every Wednesday 2pm - 5pm.
If you are unable to access the Parish Hall and are in need of help from the Community Cupboard, please contact Chirk Community Agent who may be able to arrange to have a food parcel delivered.
Who can use the Community Cupboard?
The food cupboard is open to any individual who lives or works in Chirk and who wishes to help with food wastage. This is not a food bank, and as such we welcome anyone in the community who wishes to access the initiative. Visitors are free to collect food, drop donations off or even swap items form their own cupboards. No food goes to waste, any fresh produce not used by the end of the day is collected by other food waste schemes in other areas.
What type of food is available?
The stock for the Community Cupboard varies from week to week depending on what donations we receive.
Types of foods that may be available are as follows:
- Tinned Veg
- Tinned beans/pulses
- Packet meals
- Tinned meat or fish
- Bottled drinks
- Tinned fruit
- Fresh fruit/vegetables
There are limits on what you can take, which will be dependent on stock availability. A Volunteer will be happy to guide you on arrival.