Magnox has awarded socio-economic funding to a new venture in Wales to help tackle food poverty and food waste
Bwyd Da Môn is a collaboration between many organisations including Isle of Anglesey County Council, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Ynys Môn Citizens Advice, Coleg Llandrillo Menai and Anglesey Food Bank.
£8,540 has been donated from the Magnox socio-economic fund to purchase commercial fridges and freezers for a new community not-for-profit shop in Llangefni.
Bwyd Da Môn serves the whole of Anglesey, tackling food poverty and reducing food waste.
The shop is a membership-based food club which re-distributes excess fresh produce from local supermarkets and food producers that would otherwise go to landfill.
Stuart Law, Wylfa Site Director, said:
Magnox is proud to support this great initiative which provides a valuable service to the whole of Anglesey during these difficult times.
Working alongside our stakeholders in the community, we have helped a number of organisations and charities to achieve their goals by providing funding and support. It is our intention to make sure that our socio‑economic activity continues to deliver positive outcomes and make the greatest possible impact.
In December alone, Bwyd Da Môn handed out over 120 parcels, with volunteers giving up more than 150 hours of their time in the run up to Christmas.
Glynne Roberts, Chair of Bwyd Da Môn, added:
Bwyd Da Môn is an invaluable scheme which will enable the residents of Anglesey to access good quality food at an affordable price, and to play their part in eradicating food waste.
But the scheme can only thrive due to the support received from partner organisations in helping us to set up the different elements that are essential to the project. In this respect, the funding provided from Magnox enabled us to purchase high quality fridges and freezers, which are a core element of the overall project, and will be crucial to our success.
Bwyd Da Môn is now working on building up stock levels and developing ready meals with food waste that needs to be used immediately. In the future it also hopes to introduce a community cooking skills education programme where families will be encouraged to produce fresh home-cooked, nutritious meals.
Magnox is committed to providing and enabling socio-economic support for the communities in which it operates. Our community investment is supported by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.