Food costs

Financial support

Carer Support Fund

Unpaid Carers can now apply for grants for essential items, including supermarket vouchers. For more information, visit the Carer Support Fund South East Wales page or contact

Food vouchers

You can get vouchers from Citizens Advice, JobCentre Plus, GP surgeries, health visitors and social workers which can be used at your local food bank.

Food banks

For information about your nearest food bank, visit the TVA Wales website.

Free School meals

If you are on benefits your child may be eligible for free school meals. For more information visit the Free School Meals area of the website.

Tasty not Wasty CIC

Tasty not Wasty is a not-for-profit community group who aim to cut food waste down by salvaging produce and products from the major supermarkets in order to re-distribute it through their café and community kitchen. 

Open Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10am-11am at Llanyrafon Methodist Church.

For more information please visit

Victory Church Grocery Store

‘Grocery Store by Victory’ has been set up by Victory Church to support people through the cost of living crisis. 

It's an affordable support service for the people of Cwmbran whereby you pay £4 for £20 worth of goods, including fresh fruit/veg. 

Customers need to pay a £5 yearly subscription fee and will be limited to two shops per week. The shop has a great selection of fresh produce and daily essentials.

For more information please visit

SustainABLE - Able Radio

Able Radio’s SustainABLE food shop sells low-cost fruit and veg which has been grown locally by their service users.

The shop is based at Nant Bran on Upper Cwmbran Road and is open every weekday from 10am to midday and from 1pm to 2.30pm.

For more information about SustainABLE, visit


Torfaen Council benefits team

Contact us by email us at or phone the Customer Care Team on 01495 766430 or 01495 766570. Or you can call in at one of our Customer Care Centres.

Building Resilient Communities

For advice about how to prevent future hardship visit the Building Resilient Communities website. 

Citizens Advice

For information about food vouchers and food banks, visit

Help for Households (

If you are struggling with the rising cost of living, the UK Government have created the Help for Households website which puts available financial support and advice all in one place.

See what cost of living support you could be eligible for at

Food Resilience Partnership

Aims to increase the amount of sustainable food in the borough and find long term solutions to food poverty, including community growing projects and food distribution networks. Find out more about the Food Resilience Partnership.

Last Modified: 06/02/2024
For more information contact:

Call Torfaen

Tel: 01495 762200


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