Cafe Abundance – Real Junk Food Project Torpoint & Rame

Worldwide, a third of all food produced is wasted. Here in the UK, we are a major contributor with supermarkets daily binning thousands of tonnes of food that is still fit for human consumption.

We expect to see shelves bursting with food, all with a long sell-by date, with no blemishes or damaged packaging but only a fraction of what we see is actually consumed as intended. This is massive waste of the investment of CO2 used to get it there in the first place.

The rest is destined – packaging and all – for landfill. Meanwhile in the UK, food poverty is on the rise. This should not be happening!

We use this ‘waste food’ from just three local Coops, a local grocer and a local bakery to feed around one hundred people a week.

Normally, we operate our pop-up cafés in four different locations each month.

1st Friday:
St. Martin’s Church Centre, Liskeard

2nd Friday:

Millbrook Methodist Hall, Millbrook

3rd Thursday:

St. James’ Church Hall, Torpoint

4th Friday:

Maker-with-Rame Community Hall, Kingsand

During lockdown, the cafes are replaced by delivery services in the same areas. Check for times and dates, and for how to volunteer for the project.

Cafe Abundance, Unit 5, Millbrook Works, Millbrook, Torpoint, PL10 1AA
Opening hours
Disabled access
Social media
Who may use the service?
Everyone welcome

Callington Foodbank

Callington foodbank  provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis.  They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

The foodbank works using a voucher referral system. To find out more about the agencies that hold our vouchers and how you can get help, please contact via the website or contact details below. If you have received a voucher and cannot get there, please ring 389576 and they will deliver the foodboxes to your home.

They can receive donations when the foodbank is open, at the local donation point that is still open; Tesco, Tavistock Road, Callington, PL17 7RD. Financial donations can be made online at:

1 Launceston Road (in the Mustard Seed church car park), Callington, Cornwall, PL17 7BS
Opening hours
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 2pm-4pm, clients are being served pre-packed parcels at the door
Disabled access
Yes (ramp at Mustard Seed church)
Social media
Who may use the service?
Voucher holders

Looe : Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed

Supporting those with concerns around anxiety and low self-esteem.

Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed is a community based initiative in partnership with local counseller,
Jenny White,  the CEO of Strong Heart Awakening
A small group,  of around a dozen or so, focusing over a lunchtime coffee (tea) and sandwiches on the positive elements of “life” .
Supporting those with concerns around anxiety and low self-esteem.
If you would like to know more and/or believe that you would benefit from joining such a  group call us on either 07896515334  or 01503802171.

The Rusty Bucket (Reg. Charity 1123819)

Chy Kemeneth

Shutta, East Looe

PL13 1LS

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Liskeard : ABC Babies and Toddler Group

ABC at St Martin’s Church Liskeard is our informal babies and toddler group which takes place every Tuesday during term time.  There are two sessions: one in the morning at 9.30am and one in the afternoon at 1pm.  Each session lasts for 2 hours but you are welcome arrive later or leave earlier if you need to.

Parents, relatives and guardians are able to enjoy a break from the daily grind  whilst the children are let loose to play.  There are plenty of colourful toys for the children to play with as well as a book corner, dressing up cupboard and a soft play area.  Activities include a variety of action songs, with one of the grown-ups’ favourites being “See the little bunnies sleeping” (peace and quiet descends for almost 30 seconds when the children all lay on the floor before they are all hopping around again!). Each week there is a craft activity and children proudly go home with their masterpieces. 

Adults are welcome to help themselves to tea, coffee and biscuits while juice and biscuits are provided for the children by our volunteers .  There is a warm family atmosphere and many friendships have been forged here – for both children and grown-ups! 

If you have any questions about the programmes or want to know more about bringing your kids along on a Sunday then please fill in our Contact Us form.

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Zip Wire Challenge : 14 Mar, Liskeard

Take a leap for poverty at Adrenalin Quarry, near Liskeard, Cornwall.

Jump off a cliff and soar over the flooded quarry on twin cables, 50m high and 490m long. With no age limits, this challenge is suitable for all the family.

Places cost £12.50 (with £7 going to Christian Aid) and you can raise more through sponsorship.

Contact Jill Stone to book and for further information- 07814 13116

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Treargel, the home of retreat : 11 Mar, Looe

Refuge, safety, rest – what does retreating look like for you and how can you build it into your life?

Light lunch and refreshments are included.
No set fee, but a suggested donation of £20 to cover costs.

This day is open to anyone on a reflective journey, though Treargel has Christian roots. We won’t be teaching, just providing promptings for your own private contemplation.

Based in Portlooe, weather permitting we will spread out to our various lounges, library, gardens, labyrinth, Hermitage, and Coastal path next door.
Some of which may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

Book via our Events page on, message us on this facebook page or ring on 01503 262 993 / 07931 356 656
Help us by sharing with others.

Breathe Deeply, Rest quietly, Think clearly

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Cornish Celtic Way : Saturday Walks Programme 2020 – CANCELLED

During the coronavirus pandemic, please assume that all except online events are cancelled or postponed. We will provide updated information as available

Saturday walk programme 2020

All walkers welcome, just turn up!

Friday 27 March | St Germans To Looe | 9 Miles | 10.30-4.30pm | moderate walking on cliff path

Saturday 28 March | Looe To Lansallos | 6.5 Miles | 10.30-3.15pm moderate walking on cliff path


Join us for this great opportunity to walk in Spring on the stunning first section of the Cornish Celtic Way….. Dogs welcome on leads where necessary.

FRIDAY: Meet at St German’s Priory 10.30am. Free car parking is available in St German’s Village. Packed lunch needed. Arrive in Looe 4.30pm. Drivers can  be returned to their cars in St Germans . We will be having Fish & Chips etc in Looe for an evening meal.

ACCOMMODATION: at Riverside United Church, West Looe. Cost for basic accommodation (sleeping bag and mat needed) is £20 (including breakfast and Saturday’s packed lunch, and car support). Other discounted bed and breakfast accommodation is also available. Please contact Penny for details or to book, at or on 07881791914. 

SATURDAY: Meet at Riverside United Church, West Looe, PL13 2BU. Leave 10.30am for Lansallos via Polperro. All drivers will be returned to their cars. Car support cost for day walkers = £3


Saturday 25 April | Bassett’s cove to  Gwithian | 2pm start

Details to follow….


Friday and Saturday 15th-16th May

To be arranged- we will be staying in a church hall overnight. Join us for either or both days…….


 Saturday 20 June | Lanivet to Lanhydrock

A walk connecting the Cornish Celtic Way and the Bodmin Way. Details to follow.

For on-the-day weather concerns and further info contact Penny 07881791914

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Fairtrade Big Brew : 8 Mar, Morval


40 Days of Transformation : 25 Feb, Looe

Let’s live our best life! This week we’ve seen that it isn’t just the bodies we’ve been gifted that we need to care for, but our fragile minds, emotions and spirituality too. This is my new project for Lent. Please let me know if you’d like to be included. As well as blogging, sharing information and creative ideas to support our everyday living, I’ll suggest some times and dates for us to get together to discuss how we might better support one another in love and listening✨

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Plymouth : Shekinah

Bath Street, Plymouth PL1 3LT 

Shekinah is a Devon & Cornwall based charity that provides opportunities for people in recovery or seeking recovery. This may include recovery from homelessness, drug and alcohol issues, offending behaviours or mental ill health.

What we do

Shekinah provides opportunities for people in recovery or seeking recovery. This may include recovery from homelessness, drug and alcohol issues, offending behaviours or mental ill health. Shekinah believes that everyone deserves to be given another chance, and a passionate and dedicated team of staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly over the years ensuring that people in crisis are given a variety of opportunities to reach a secure and contented life. 

Although the injustice of homelessness is at the core of Shekinah’s work, there is an increasing demand from those people with complex needs, including mental health, substance abuse and criminogenic behaviours. Working with key strategic partners, Shekinah helps people access support to help move away from the streets, address their health issues, learn new skills via our training centre and receive help in finding work with the support of the local business community.

Our Mission – We see the person first, so we can work together to enable them to be the person they want to be. To be a voice for individuals with multiple and complex needs. We will achieve this by listening to what they tell us, advocating for what they need and supporting the changes that deliver that.

Over the last 25 years Shekinah has developed a comprehensive range of services for people. Whether you want support with housing, drug and alcohol advice, benefit advice, training, education, employment or just a listening ear, please click on the link below to see the various services we offer.


Bath Street, Plymouth. PL1 3LT Charity No.1097409

01752 203480 or

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