As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in the UK, our main priority is ensuring the safety of everyone who comes to one of our food banks – whether it’s someone needing help, someone volunteering their time, or someone making a donation.
Things are changing quickly, so we’ll keep this page updated regularly with information about what’s happening in our food banks in Bodmin, Camelford and Wadebridge, what to do if you need support from our food bank, and what you can do if you’re able to help.
If you have been referred to our Foodbank, you can now collect your food box at an arranged time.
Bodmin Foodbank - Our volunteers will contact you on the day to arrange a time slot between 1:30pm-2:30pm on a Monday & Wednesday. Our volunteers will be at the door and to ensure you can receive your food box safely they will be following social distancing guidelines.
Vouchers will now be issued electronically from your referrer straight to the Foodbank.
Make sure you give them your telephone number so we can contact you regarding collection!
If you wish to make a food donation, please leave this in one of our supermarket collection boxes, or there will be a trolley outside our Wadebridge hub between Monday-Thursday 10am-1pm. If you need access to the Foodbank to deliver a large donation, please telephone first.
If you are in need of a referral to our Foodbank and working with an organisation, they can process this online for you. You can contact any of the referral agencies including; Citizens Advice/Adult Social Care/Schools/Health Visitors/Home Group/ some of the local Churches/ Social Prescribers/Doctor's Surgery/Cornwall Housing/Pentreath/Addaction/Bodmin Foyer/Community Mental Health Team/Health Visitors/Probation Service/Disability Cornwall/Early Help Team/KBSK.
If you are looking for some activities at home with the kids, Bodmin Keep has a bi-monthly themed resource called Keep Kids which has historic video links, facts, additional resource suggestions and activities. Have a look here: https://bodminkeep.org/schools/learning-resources-2/