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About our foodbank

Helping local people in crisis in Bodmin, Camelford, Padstow & Wadebridge and the surrounding rural areas.

“Thank you, we feel so blessed and cared for with your extreme kindness. Our spirits have been lifted.”

 

Our Foodbanks

Our Foodbanks in Wadebridge, Bodmin and Camelford are run by a team of dedicated volunteers. We provide emergency food to local people in crisis need via our network of over 90 referral agencies. We cover a large area of North Cornwall which includes Wadebridge, Padstow, Bodmin, Camelford and all of the surrounding rural areas.

Since April last year, we have fed equivalent to 2,917 people in crisis and provided an average of 1,700 meals per week. Since we opened our doors in 2009 we have fed over 30,000 people.

We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

 

What we do

As well as providing food, we can also help with toiletries, cleaning products, nappies and baby food, sanitary products and pet food. Please do just ask your referral agency for whatever you need when they refer you. The volunteers at our drop-in centres also provide a friendly face and a listening ear, a cuppa (and often a slice of cake) whilst you wait for your foodbox. We work closely with other local support services, and can help you to access debt counselling, money management courses or further support for whatever you might be facing. We can also provide crisis grants, distribute meals from Cornwall Community Kitchen and will shortly be re-opening StoreHouse, our furniture re-use project.

 

We are incredibly grateful for the funding and support received from the Cornwall Community Foundation. With their help, we have been able to continue helping local people in crisis and also means we are able to extend the services we offer within the community.

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