St Austell Foodbank

You may not have thought it but many people living in St Austell and the surrounding area are living on the edge of poverty. 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 deteriorate, leading to relationship breakdown, house repossession or worse. St Austell foodbank works to support people who find themselves on the edge of disaster. St Austell foodbank is part of a national network of foodbanks, giving out nutritionally balanced emergency food to people in crisis who have nowhere else to turn. Foodbanks also offer additional support to help break the cycle of poverty, putting people in touch with relevant agencies who can offer further support.

Anyone seeking assistance from the foodbank needs to obtain a voucher or an e-voucher code to present at the foodbank. This ensures further support is also available. There are a number of local agencies which can provide vouchers, and these are some of the agencies we currently work with:

  • St Austell Healthcare (All the GP practices are registered with us)
  • STAK Schools/colleges
  • Ocean Housing Welfare Officers
  • We Are With You (formerly Addaction)
  • Children’s Social Care
  • The Family Hub
  • Health Visitors
  • Probation Services

In case of difficulty, you can contact the Citizens Advice Bureau national helpline for free on 0808 208 2138 who will be able to offer advice and assistance.

St Austell Foodbank COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS are currently working remotely but are able to offer free advice and practical assistance. Please call them on 07942 252922 or email

Address: Light and Life Church, Unit 4-5 Brunel Business Park, The Sidings, St Austell PL25 4TJ open on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1-3pm.

St Austell Foodbank also operate in:

  • St Stephen: at St Stephen-in-Brannel Parish Church Fore Street PL26 7NN, Wed 11-1pm
  • Roche: at Roche C P School, Fore Street, Roche PL26 8EP, Wednesdays and Fridays 12.00 –2.00pm

**Please check website before making a special journey as all are subject to change:

If you need help from the foodbank the quickest way to reach us is by email:

We can then direct you to the most appropriate agency to give you a foodbank voucher.For those in crisis and in need of a food parcel, the CAB can be called on 0808 2082138 for free (open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm).

Alternatively, a trained Citizens Advice agent will confidentially discuss the situation and will, if needed, issue a food bank voucher code. This code can then be given to foodbank volunteers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 1 -3pm


Please use our dropboxes in supermarkets (see below) or drop to us direct at Light and Life Church during one of our Tues or Thurs afternoon sessions.

Local supermarket donation points

  • Asda St Austell, Cromwell Road, St Austell PL25 4PR
  • Tesco St Austell Daniels Lane, St Austell PL25 3HT
  • Coop Gover, Moorland Road, Westhill, St Austell, PL25 5BS

Financial Donations: St Austell Foodbank have recently set up an online giving facility at:

Light and Life Church, Unit 4-5 Brunel Business Park, The Sidings,, St Austell, PL25 4TJ
Opening hours
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1-3pm
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