Fighting Hunger and Hardship in Pembrokeshire

We are a charitable organisation aiming to relieve the effects of poverty for individuals and families within the county of Pembrokeshire.

Since June 2008 PATCH has been giving free food parcels, clothing and household items to those in a financial crisis in Pembrokeshire. We work closely with our referral agencies to help those that are experiencing hardship through perhaps a delay in benefits, fire, theft and escaping emergency situations.

Pembrokeshire people helping their neighbour in need.

We have set up a Basics Bank to provide for each individual’s needs when in an emergency situation. We work only on a referral basis, with those in need referred to us from outside agencies such as Health Workers, Support Agencies, CAB, Social Services, and the like.  People find themselves in financial crises for many reasons, including losing employment, waiting for benefits, homelessness, fire or marriage breakdown.

We have recently opened a charity shop, which is located at the front of our building in Charles Street.  Our ultimate aim is that our shop generates a sustainable income to enable us to keep providing much-needed essentials to our clients.  Please do pop in for a browse and a chat with our wonderful volunteers.

We also hold an annual Christmas Toy Appeal where again through the generosity of the people in Pembrokeshire and with the help of Pure West Radio (Main Sponsor), we are able to give 4-5 new gifts, with chocolates, art material and wrapping paper to each 0-17 year old referred.

PATCH also need financial donations for running cost, utilities, and volunteer expenses. Click here for more details of how you can donate.