Wadebridge Foodbank and StoreHouse

We provide the traditional three days’ worth of  dried and tinned food to local people in crisis need, but also a whole load more: a cup of tea and a listening ear, money management courses and signposting to additional support services. We distribute surplus food from local supermarkets, ready meals from local caterers and manage a crisis fund for heating. In short, we do what it says on the side of our van: restore dignity and revive hope.

With a main hub in Wadebridge and drop-in centres in Bodmin and Camelford, we cover a large area right across North Cornwall.

We will shortly be re-opening our StoreHouse project, accepting donations of furniture and household items that will be given away, completely free of charge, to local people in crisis need, and sold in our shop in Wadebridge to cover our core costs and make our project sustainable.

Unit 3, Trevanson Street, Wadebridge, PL27 7AR
Opening hours
Mon – Thurs 10am – 1pm
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Jacqui White
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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 cc@staustell.foodbank.org.uk

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: www.staustell.foodbank.org.uk

If you need help from the foodbank the quickest way to reach us is by email: info@staustell.foodbank.org.uk

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: https://secure.nochex.com/charity/default.aspx?cID=2BB3A009B7A4

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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Newquay Foodbank

Update 23 Sept 2020:

Newquay Foodbank has proudly joined The Trussell Trust, which gives us increased unity with other local foodbanks aswell as a louder voice in government to discuss the real crisis of food poverty. (Nothing will change with regards to the collecting of food parcels and session times and set ups.)

The Newquay foodbank seeks to be the source of light and hope to those who have fallen on hard times, whether it is through the loss of a job, injury or other matter. Newquay Foodbank works with other supporting agencies to locate those who need us not just in Newquay but in many surrounding areas.

The Newquay Foodbank is an independently run foodbank which was set up in 2011 to support Newquay and the surrounding areas. Started out of a small room in St Columb Minor church by a handful of volunteers, the Foodbank had the aim of supporting any and all who found themselves in desperate need of our help. Since those early days the demand for the Foodbank has unfortunately increased. Now working alongside several agencies the Foodbank has branched out to 2 further sites, now meeting at St Michaels Church on a Friday and the Oasis Centre, St Columb Major on a Saturday. All three venues kindly offer their premises free of charge to the Foodbank recognising the vital role we play in supporting the community.

Our aim is to ensure anyone who comes to us gets the right help from the right people, to get themselves back onto their feet.

In the 2019/20 FY we gave out 1522 Food Parcels to those in desperate need.  This includes basic essentials, such as fruit, veg, eggs, milk and shelf food to support that individual or family for 3 meals a day for 3 days.  based on the average cost of this it works out at approx. £40,630 worth of food last FY.  This cost is greatly reduced by the amazing donations we continue to receive in at our donation points around Newquay and the surrounding areas.

In 2020 we became a member of the Independent Food Aid Network, spreading the message concerning the very real food crisis Nation Wide and helping us to work hand in hand with other similar charities to tackle this problem head on.

Thank you all for your ongoing support!

How to Access a Foodbank Voucher:
1. Go through one of our recognised Agencies: Citizens Advice; Adult Social Care; Health Visitors; Pivotal; Some of the local Churches; Social Prescribers; Cornwall Housing; DISC; We are With You (Used to be known as Addaction); Community Mental Health Team; Probation Service; Disability Cornwall; Early Help Team.
2. If you are not in touch with one of these agencies then please call us on 07810 271202. Here you’ll talk to our Foodbank Co-ordinator, Sara who will refer you to a referral Agency or talk you through the next steps to access support. You can also find support from us at:
Email: newquayfoodbank@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Newquay-Foodbank-699984567032215
3. If you are desperate and need food straight away, we can give one box on self referral basis and then from there you would be referred to an agency. You can do this by coming to a session or contacting us on the details above.

Tuesday – 1000 – 1200 – Session – St Columba Church, St Columb Minor, TR7 3EY
Fridays – 1200 – 1400 – Session – St Michaels Church, Newquay, TR7 1RA
Saturday – 1000 – 1200 – Session – Oasis Centre, St Columb Major, TR9 6RH

Donations: Preferably at local dropboxes in supermarket donation points but also during foodbank opening hours. Local supermarket donation points:
· Newquay Morrisons, Treloggan Road, Newquay TR7 2GZ
· Newquay Sainsburys, The Whim, Alma Place, Newquay TR7 1NF
· Newquay Asda, Oakleigh Terrace, Newquay TR7 1RN
· Newquay Aldi, Cliff Road, Newquay TR7 1SW
· Perranporth Co-Op, Station Road, Perranporth, TR6 0DD

If you would like any further information whether that be to request support or offer it, please contact us on 07810271202.

Financial donations: You can donate directly to support the work of Newquay Foodbank via the purple donate button on the home page of their website: http://www.newquayfoodbank.co.uk/

Opening hours
Tuesday: 10am – Midday St Columba’s Church, St Columb Minor, Newquay, TR7 3EY

Friday: Midday – 2pm St Michael the Archangel Church, St Michael’s Road, Newquay, TR7 1RA

Saturday: 10am – Midday The Oasis Centre, 26A Fore Street, St Columb Major, Saint Columb, TR9 6RH

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Sara Bennett

Growbaby Falmouth

We provide good quality, new and second-hand, baby clothes and equipment (up to 5 years), completely free of charge, to anyone who needs it.

Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30

To receive clothes/equipment – book a slot at www.fb.com/book/falmouthvineyard

Growbaby is dependant on donations of good quality clothes and equipment – you can donate from 9:30 – 11:30 at the address below:

KCM Parish Hall, New Street,

Falmouth, TR11 3HX (Term time only)

For more information about Growbaby you can get in touch by emailing growbaby@falmouthvineyard.org

KCM Parish Hall, New Street, Falmouth, TR11 3HX
Opening hours
Donations: Tuesdays 09:30 – 11:30 term time only. Collections: 10:00 – 11.30, pre-booked times only
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Launceston Foodbank

All schools and agencies are operating differently due to Coronavirus. If you and your family are struggling due to being self-employed, have been furloughed by your employer, had your work hours reduced or you have been made redundant; then please contact us at Launceston Foodbank to discuss your individual situation: see contact details below.

We are here to help during these uncertain and worrying times.

Our Foodbank was officially opened on 10th December 2011. Over the years since we opened we have moved from opening two mornings a week to now five mornings to accommodate the rising number of local people who find themselves in crisis; we work with just over 80 agencies and groups ranging from local and village primary schools, churches, health visitors, midwives, support workers, social workers, addiction groups to name just a few.

We help people in time of crisis by providing 3 day food parcels when presented with a voucher obtained from one of our Referral Agencies.

In March 2015 we opened our Charity Shop on Newport Industrial Estate (opposite Jewsons). All the profits from the shop goes to ensure we have enough funding to keep the Foodbank open; we do not receive government or council funding so we have to make sure we have reserves in place for the future. We do apply for grants when available and have been very successful; we also receive individual donations from many in the community we. All profit will be used to run our Foodbank and other projects in Launceston we plan for the future.

Please support us either in donating food or items to the charity shop which can then be sold; we accept clothes, shoes, crockery, bric a brac, toys, games, books, puzzles and second hand furniture; unfortunately we cannot accept electrical items.

If you are unable to drop donations to a collection point then please contact us as we are able to collect.

Donations can be dropped at the foodbank during opening hours or via these supermarket donation points:

• Tesco Tavistock Rd, Launceston PL15 9HG

• Co-op Launceston, Newport Industrial Estate, Launceston, PL15 8EX

• Co-op Western Road, Launceston, PL15 7AU

• Co-op town centre,12-14 Broad Street, Launceston, PL15 8AE

Financial donations:

Cheques can be made payable to Launceston Foodbank Ltd and sent to:

Unit 13D, Newport Industrial Estate, Launceston, PL158EX.

Please contact us by phone or email todonate via a bank transfer or standing order. See https://launceston.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/

Unit 13D, Newport Industrial Estate, Launceston, PL15 8EX
Opening hours
Mon-Fri 10am-12noon
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Camborne: Meals on Wheels

Camborne Wesley Meals on Wheels

From Monday through to Friday a team of volunteers deliver Meals on Wheels to the housebound and elderly. About 40/45 such deliveries are made daily. Recipients can expect their freshly plated, hot meal to be delivered between 12.00 noon and 1.15 pm. The meals come in 4 differing sizes and there are daily choices. Salads, soups, sandwiches and puddings can also be delivered. Most of our deliveries are within a 3 mile radius of Camborne town centre.

Interested in booking a meal for yourself or a family member? – then please scroll down to fill in the form or click any of the links to download the forms. We will come back to you to confirm your requirements and the cost.

Orders should be placed between 11.30 am and 1.30 pm on the previous working day, or by Ansa phone or email (again by 1.30 pm on the previous day).

The menu can be viewed here: Meals on Wheels

If you’d prefer a paper copy to send to us then please download our booking form

Click here to download the Meals on Wheels Booking Form as a PDF

Camborne Wesley Methodist Church, Meals on Wheels Service, Chapel Street, Camborne, TR14 8EG
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Order by 1.30pm previous working day; delivery 12noon-1.15pm Mon- Fri
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Liskeard and Looe Foodbank

During the present crisis the foodbank is operating a ‘Delivery Only’ model where those referred to us will have emergency food aid dropped on their doorstep in the Liskeard, Looe, Torpoint & Rame areas. It is important to ensure that people in the community who have no money to buy food for their families are pointed to agencies that provide help and advice to help them through this tough time. Most agencies we work with are no longer able to provide face to face meetings, however, many are still contactable by phone or email. If you are unsure who to contact, we can provide signposting advice on: 07512 011452 (Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00). Thank you to everyone for their continued support.

The Foodbank will be open for food donations ONLY.

During this current crisis the Foodbank will be delivering all food parcels to the homes of those referred to us. Please contact the agency best placed to help with your crisis and they will either issue an E-voucher code or will contact us for you.

We’re encouraging donors to use the Supermarket donation points (below) plus some of our local corner/villageshops have donation points or donations can go to the Foodbank Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings between 9.30 -12.30 which will be open for food donations ONLY–Unit 1, Barras Place, Liskeard, PL14 6AX.

Local supermarket donation points:

  • Liskeard Co-op Barras Street, Liskeard, PL14 6AD
  • Looe Co-op Fore Street, Looe, PL13 1AD
  • Torpoint Co-op• Sainsburys, Antony Road, Torpoint PL11 2JW
  • Morrisons, Horningtops, Plymouth Road, Liskeard PL14 3PR

Other info: The main contact number 07512 011452 is staffed Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00 for all  or please email: liskeard.foodbank@gmail.com.

Financial donations: You can donate directly to support the work of Liskeard and Looe Foodbank on https://liskeardlooe.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/

Unit 1, Barras Place, Liskeard, PL14 6AX
Opening hours
Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings between 9.30 -12.30 for food donations ONLY
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Falmouth & Penryn: New CAP Debt Centre launched

This new CAP Debt Centre is run in partnership with St Budock Parish Church. The
Debt Coach at Falmouth & Penryn Debt Centre is Jacqui Bennett, Debt Centre Manager. Jacqui writes:

11 August 2020

Thank you for your prayers during my training with Christians Against Poverty over the last month. It was a great experience and I have to say that the more I learn about CAP and the way in which they work, the more impressed I become. It is a great privilege to be a part of the CAP family.
The training ended on Friday evening with a blessing which was a great event.
And – Now we are live!

The next priorities are:

  • to begin contacting various referral agencies like the Job Centre, Foodbank, Citizens Advice and other local charities etc. If you know of any local agencies that may be willing to work alongside CAP please do let me know.
  • to train volunteers; so, if you have already volunteered to be involved, I will be in touch soon.

If you haven’t volunteered yet, but would like to, please let me know. There are various ways in which you can work with us including:

  • Befriending a client
  • praying for urgent needs sent via text/email
  • making meals/cakes to take to a client
  • helping with shopping

plus many more. Please get in touch for more information.

We do need to raise funds so that we can continue to bless people in this way, so if you can think of any fund raising events we could do, especially in these times of social distancing please let us know. Alternatively, if you are able, you could make a regular payment by standing order to Budock Church CAP fund.

For your prayers
Please pray that the referral agencies I contact will be responsive to the idea of referring people to CAP and helping them to become debt free.
But mainly, please pray for the people we will be reaching out to, that they might find relief from their debts and find a new life in Jesus. This is core to all that Christians Against Poverty do.

Contact Name
Jacqui Bennett

Cornwall: Caritas Plymouth


To express Christian love for all people through the practical service of those in need, of all faiths and none, by:

  • Increasing support to those in need
  • Increasing volunteering and befriending
  • Making a greater contribution to the common good of society
  • Enhancing education and formation within the Christian community, helping people appreciate the importance of sharing, respect, and love in the spirit of the Gospel.

The Caritas Plymouth network is a confederation of local Catholic charities and parishes. The network will provide mutual support, strategic direction, and added value. It will also develop social action projects which address local need or unite parishes for the common good of society.

Update on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Caritas Plymouth continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and is taking all steps necessary to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the people we help, staff and volunteers while continuing to share ideas about how we can best support those in need.

This page contains guidance for parishes on responding to the Coronavirus. This incorporates material from CSAN and SVP as well as offering details of organisations which are giving grants to local projects at this time.  We are also sharing examples of how our parishes and schools have responded to the new needs generated by the pandemic through updates and newsletters.

To contact Caritas Plymouth please use the contact form on the website

Newquay: Turnaround House

Turnaround House provides supported living for young people aged between 16 and 25 in need of housing . We offer help and support in many areas ranging from budgeting to maintaining a tenancy. Need a fresh start? Then Turnaround House could be the place for you. We can also offer support in accessing training or getting into work. Here in Turnaround House, we care about individual people and are committed to seeing people succeed in life, however that looks for you.

Get in touch to arrange a visit and find out more.

Turnaround House, Oasis House, East Street, Newquay, TR7 1BH
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