There is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch


image courtesy of Gilmar Koizumi from Pixabay

Pembrokeshire Foodbank has asked us to let our readers know about a free lunch, available for all at the Courthouse Café in Narberth on a Wednesday… and yes, that is every Wednesday until further notice, between 11am and 1.30pm.

This free meal consists of home-made soup and a roll. Tea and coffee are also part of the deal. It’s all free but if you would like to make a donation, that would be most welcome. This has been made possible by Fareshare food (perishable products from supermarkets in the county) – meaning that meals can be offered at no cost.

The team would also like you to know that there is an option for a veggie soup. There is no need to book but if a person has specific dietary requirements they could email The list of ingredients is available on the day.

Yvonne, who has eaten at the café, says: “I get such a warm welcome every time I come into the café and the soup is delicious. The atmosphere is relaxed and there is always someone to chat to. This really is a gem of a place.”

The team providing the meal are dedicated to making sure no one goes hungry, but that doesn’t mean the food is anything other than the very best quality….. and it doesn’t stop there.

Foodbank chefs Mandy and Barry are also offering free cookery classes to anyone who is interested on a Tuesday afternoon between 2pm and 3pm. The ingredients are free and everything created can be taken home at the end of the session

Booking is essential and this can be done via email: or phone 07913989624.


image courtesy of Monika Schroder from Pixabay



If you need more information about the food bank itself, which provides emergency food for those that need it, see below:

Food vouchers can be redeemed at Haverfordwest, Neyland, Narberth, Pembroke Dock and Fishguard.

Donations can be made at each centre during its opening hours.

Hill Park Baptist Church, Haverfordwest SA61 2ET (access from the underpass near Morrisons supermarket). Tuesday: 10am-1pm.

Bethesda Baptist Church, Neyland SA73 1RA. Tuesday: 10am-1pm.

Liberty Café, Grace Court House, Market Square, Narberth SA67 7AU. Wednesday: 10am-1pm.

Bethel Baptist Church, Pembroke Dock SA72 6AU. Thursday: 10am-1pm.

Bethel English Baptist Church, Fishguard SA65 9AD. Thursday: 10am-1pm.

For any referrals to the Foodbank or for support or advice, call 07913 989624; staffed Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm.








Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says " has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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