A CEIRIOG Valley councillor and the MP for the region have taken time to thank local volunteers who run the area’s community cupboard.
Councillor Trevor Bates and Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes both visited the Ceiriog Valley Community Cupboard, in Canolfan Ceiriog Centre, on Friday, June 11 to thank volunteers 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.
Cllr Bates described the volunteers as fantastic and thanked Mr Baynes for attending.
He 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.”
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.
Mr Baynes also praised the hard work of the volunteers.
He 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.”
The Community Cupboard is open Fridays between midday and 2pm at the Canolfan Ceiriog Centre.
Anyone interested can contact a member of the team to arrange a drop-off on [email protected]