When you have no financial safety net, a sudden crisis, such as bereavement, benefit delay, redundancy or illness, can leave you unable to feed yourself or your family.. Such situations can quickly deteriorate, leading to relationship breakdown, house repossession or worse. Penryn and Falmouth Foodbank works to support people who find themselves on the edge of disaster.
If you need help from our foodbank there are a few simple steps to follow.
The most important step is to get a foodbank voucher.
In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation we work with local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis. Agencies we work with include: Citizens Advice, housing support officers, children’s centres, health visitors, social services and some local charities.
1. Get in touch with us.
If you call or email our foodbank we can talk through your situation and put you in touch with a relevant local agency.
2. Arrange a visit to the referral agency.
They will discuss your situation and supply you with a foodbank voucher where appropriate.
3. Bring your foodbank voucher to your nearest foodbank centre.
We are open for clients on Mondays between 11am and 1pm and on Thursdays from 2pm until 4pm. We do not deliver at the moment, however there are other community groups who are delivering on our behalf if the need arises, we do not currently have an e-referral system.
**Penryn & Falmouth Foodbank also run a satellite in Constantine (Weds morning between 10:00am-12:00 noon) www.facebook.com/constantinechurch
You can drop off items directly to us at the Foodbank, Highway Community Centre, Church Road, Penryn, TR10 8DA on Mondays between 11am and 1pm and on Thursdays from 2pm until 4pm.
Local supermarket donation points:
- Penryn Asda, Jennings Road, Penryn TR10 9LY
- Tesco Metro Falmouth, Killigrew St, Falmouth TR11 3PQ
- Natural Store Falmouth 5 Market Strand, Falmouth TR11 3DB
- Co-op Boslowick Mongleath Avenue, Falmouth TR11 4PN
- Other:Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also in receipt of some very kind monetary donations through our website. Here is the link if you would like to make a donation: https://penrynfalmouth.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money