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Visiting a foodbank

UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus, our Foodbank is operating an e-referral system. If you are working with any professionals (eg, doctors, schools, Citizens Advice, Health Visitor, Social Worker etc) they will be able to refer you to our Foodbank. We are operating a collection service from our Foodbanks in Bodmin, Camelford and Wadebridge. Please telephone us if you need to speak to a member of the team.

You will be welcomed at the door by volunteers to discuss your needs and prepare your food parcel.

“The volunteers at the foodbank were so lovely, they listened to me and made me feel human again. It was the first place I didn’t feel judged.”

voluteer chatting to client over tea and biscuits

We know that crisis can strike anyone and we also understand how difficult it can be to think about walking through a foodbank door. That’s why our foodbank volunteers aim to welcome everyone who comes to the foodbank with compassion, kindness and a listening ear.

Meeting your needs

Your foodbank voucher will be exchanged for three days of emergency food. We want to make sure that we give you the right food to meet your needs, so please do let our volunteers know if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies, for example, gluten free, halal or vegetarian.

Preparing your food

Whilst your food parcel is being prepared, a volunteer will offer you a warm drink and a biscuit. They will also be available if you would like to have a chat. Your food parcel will be packed into supermarket carrier bags. If you prefer to bring your own bags those can be used instead.

Practical guidance and support

Whether you come to our Wadebridge, Bodmin or Camelford foodbanks, our volunteers take the time to listen and support you. They are specially trained to know about local services and offer practical guidance so that you have access to the right support, helping you to break out of crisis. We can also signpost to debt counselling services, help with money management, furniture and household basics, crisis grants and more. Please do just ask!

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