Help us support our communities, by donating today this will help us expand our reach and open more pantries in areas that need it and allow us to deliver key wellbeing support and deliver more affordabl food.
This Is Baobab
The first community pantries opened in October 2020 as part of a pilot project with Reach Rural Development. The network of pantries grew rapidly in response to demand. In September 2021, we began to work in partnership with Linc Cymru and were awarded funding via the Welsh Government in relation to the European Transition Fund 2021 to 2022 – Tackling Food Poverty and Addressing Food Insecurity. With the help of this funding, wellbeing cafes were introduced in some Community Pantries, with volunteers signposting clients to a variety of partners who can offer support. Partners began to attend the Community Pantries to offer support. At the same time, a Community Interest Company, ‘Baobab Bach’ was formed to further develop the Community Pantry network into the future.
Food & Wellbeing Support
Baobab Bach offers affordable food and wellbeing support from a multitude of locations in south wales.
Big Bags, Bigger Value
Our £5 bag will hold a selection of 15 + items you can use to create meals or stock your cupboards
Safe & Sound
We treat all our clients with respect and do our best to ensure your safety and comfort at all times.
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We Are Here to Help!
Baobab Bach was set-up with support in mind. Our Community Pantries offer signposting, support, a cuppa and a friendly chat as well as a bag of affordable food. Anyone can use our pantries – there is no means testing. We know that everyone struggles to make ends meet sometimes, so let us help you. Best of all – we re-distribute surplus foods that would otherwise go to landfill – so we are helping the planet together.
How We Can Help
By providing quality support, great links with other organisations and safe spaces to meet we create a friendly space where the community can access what they need.
£5 Food Bags
A bag of food will contain at least 15 mixed items of food, plus seasonal fruit and veg.
Free recipe cards that demonstrate some of the amazing meals that can be made from the contents of these bags
Wellbeing support in our venues where you can reach out to us for connections with statutory and third sector services or just sit and natter.
We are constantly expanding our network of Community Pantries making sure we can offer our services to as many people as possible.
Join Baobab Bach
Become A Volunteer
Are you looking to do some good in your community, support those in need or even just make some new friends? Here at Baobab Bach we are always on the look out for hard working and reliable volunteers to help us move food out into the community. If you can spare one hour or ten we would love to hear from you. We offer a variety of roles including stock rotation and stacking shelves to assisting clients to do their shopping, delivering to people who can’t get to the pantry and collecting food supplies. Click the link below to start your baobab journey today.
Become a Member and Support Us!
If you would like to be a member of Baobab Bach and receive regular updates of all that is happening within the organisation, attend our AGM and learn of opportunities when they arise, please tell us your email address. (We will not share your contact details with any other person or organisation without your specific consent. Your email address will be held securely and can be removed from our records at any time at your request)
Baobab Bach’s Partners
The people and organisations that work with Baobab Bach!
In partnership with Linc Cymru who helped us secure the funding we needed to develop and expand the organisation.
In partnership with FareShare Cymru who supplies most of our food for each of the pantries
Valleys 2 Coast
In partnership with Valleys 2 Coast helping to support the wellbeing of residents and families.
Lads & Dads
In partnership with Lads & Dads supporting mens mental health and wellbeing throughout our pantries
Wales & West Housing
In partnership with Wales & West Housing supporting the residents and communities.
Habitat Joy was born from a passion for helping people, and Sian has developed an in depth knowledge on how best to help people with hoarding issues.
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VOLUNTEERING WITH BAOBAB
Baobab Bach currently has approximately 75 regular volunteers. Without our volunteers we could not run our Community Pantries, enhance wellbeing, pick up our food from local collection points or work on growing projects. Every single one of our volunteers has a...
April – Recent Events
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January – Veganuary, Try Something New
This month is usually one of the worst, most depressing, I find. The days are short, long dark nights and its generally cold and damp. Christmas is over, money is short and – oh yeah – there’s a pandemic still rumbling around. Our Community Pantries have been busy...
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn How it Works!
How do I order a bag?
Request a pantry bag to be prepared for collection or delivered by either filling out the order form or call the pantry line. In some of our pantries you can shop for yourself and choose the foods you want.
what do I get for my £5
If you visit one of our local pantries you can select from a range of assorted goods or if you order online or over the phone for collection or delivery you will recieve a pre-packed bag with at least 15 items.
can i pay by card
Yes, only in person through either delivery or at one of our local pantries. We accept most major card brands and offer contactless, Apple and Google pay.
can i order more than one bag
Yes, there isn’t a limit on how many bags you can order subject to circumstances and availability.
Get In Touch!
Give us a call, drop us an email or fill in the form on the other side of the button below. We will get back to you ASAP.