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Christmas Food Appeal

Food is a wonderful focus at Christmas. Roast Turkey, succulent stuffing and all the trimmings. Mince pies, Christmas Pudding and brandy butter... all mouth watering indeed.

But there will be people who won’t be able to experience all these wonderful gastronomic delights. They either won’t have a roof above their heads or they will be in the midst of a turmoil or crisis, where the last thing on their minds is Christmas.

You can help organisations like the St Petroc’s Society or Cornish Foodbanks support these people so that at the very least they get a flavour of Christmas.

Here is a list of Christmas Day Meals served throughout the County. Contact them to see if they need any help? CLICK HERE

  • Truro Homeless Action Group provides a meal every day of the year for the homeless and this year will be having a Christmas Day Lunch. Looking for donations of tinned and packeted food, non alcoholic drinks, toiletries and warm clothing, thermos flasks, cheques to THAG or Supermarket Vouchers.

    Contact: Chrissie Branch, the secretary:chrisbranch40@hotmail.com

  • The Breadline Centre in Penzance is now managed by St Petroc’s Society and does very valuable work with homeless and unemployed people both in terms of providing practical support (food, warm clothes, sleeping bags) and practical advice. Their drop-in centre (8 Bread Street) needs donations of warm clothing, sleeping bags, tinned and dried foods and Christmas food and presents. Contact Centre for details on 01736 366767
  • St Petrocs Society in Truro does very valuable work with homeless people both in terms of providing practical support (food, warm clothes, sleeping bags) and practical advice. Their drop-in centre in City Road needs donations of warm clothing, sleeping bags, tinned and dried foods and Christmas food and presents. Please contact 01872 264153 or bring to the drop in centre 9.00am to 5.00pm Mon - Fri.
  • St Petroc’s Society in Newquay does valuable work with homeless people both in terms of providing practical support (food, warm clothes, sleeping bags) and practical advice. Their hostel in Newquay needs donations of warm clothing, sleeping bags, tinned and dried foods and Christmas food and presents. Please contact Head Office 01872 264153 to arrange local drop off arrangements.
  • St Petroc’s Society in Bodmin does valuable work with homeless people both in terms of providing practical support (food, warm clothes, sleeping bags) and practical advice. Their hostel in Newquay needs donations of warm clothing, sleeping bags, tinned and dried foods and Christmas food and presents. Please contact Head Office 01872 264153 to arrange local drop off arrangements.
  • Foodbanks in Cornwall

    There are a number of foodbanks across Cornwall which supply food to individuals and families in financial crisis. They are looking for Christmas foods:

    Bude Foodbank
    Bude New Life Centre, 35 The Strand, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8RA (Mon to Thurs 10.00am-1.00 p.m. and 2.00 to 4.00 p.m. and Friday 10.00 to 1.00 pm)
    www.budenewlifecentre.org, 01288 359714, info@budenewlifecentre.org

Callington Foodbank
Mustard Seed Church Car Park, next to the church. Covering PL17 area-Gunnislake, Calstock, St Dominick, Harrowbarrow. Mon, Wed and Fri 2pm - 4pm. David Jewell, 01579 389576. Also on Facebook - Callington Foodbank.

Camborne, Pool, Illogan, Redruth Foodbank
01209 714592, donovan.gardner@sky.com / donovan.gardner@homecall.co.uk

Launceston Foodbank
13D Newport Industrial Estate, Launceston, PL15 8EX. Open Monday & Thursday 10am-12pm. And Central Methodist Church, Dingley Hall, Castle Street, Launceston, PL15 8BA - Open Tuesday & Friday 10am-12pm.
rachael.j.collard@hotmail.co.uk. Tel: 01566 779550 /07790 009450.
FaceBook - Launceston Foodbank /www.launceston.foodbank.org.uk
info@launceston.foodbank.org.uk

Liskeard and Looe Foodbank
Covering South East Cornwall including Torpoint, Liskeard & Looe. Postal address: c/o Grace Community Church, Oaktrees, Morval, Looe.
Liskeard.Foodbank@gmail.com Tel: 07512 011452 http://liskeardlooe.foodbank.org.uk/

Penryn and Falmouth Foodbank
Distribution centres: Miss Peapods, Jubilee Wharf, Commercial Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8FG (Open Wed 3-4pm), Falmouth Methodist Church, Killigrew Street, Falmouth, TR11 3PG (Open Friday 10am-12pm)
01326 816575 foodbank@highwaychurch.co.uk

St Austell Foodbank
St. Austell Foodbank is based at ‘more than Coffee’, 16B Truro Road, St. Austell, PL25 5JB. Open Monday – Friday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm.
www.staustellfoodbank.org.uk, 01726 65313/07896 496269
(Emergency & out of hours: 07896 496269), enquiries@staustellfoodbank.org.uk

Saltash Foodbank
Saltash Wesley Methodist Church, Callington Road, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6LA. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2.00 to 4.00 pm.
info@saltash.foodbank.org.uk 07580 665785

Truro Foodbank
Distribution Centres: Truro Methodist Church, Union Place, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1EP, (Open Mon & Thurs 10-1pm), All Saints Highertown Church. Tresawls Road, Highertown, Truro, TR1 3LD, (Open Tuesday 10am-12pm).
http://www.trurofoodbank.org/, 07721 711669 / 07716 692171 info@trurofoodbank.org
Looking for 'Smash' type dried potato mixes, tins of meat, and toiletries

Wadebridge (and Bodmin) Foodbank
Wadebridge Foodbank and Furniture Store, Bridgend, Gonvena Hill, Wadebridge PL27 6DA (next to Julian Foye), Mon-Thurs 10am - 4pm. Bodmin Foodbox collection from Bodmin Christian Fellowship, Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin (past Fire Station) Weds afternoon 1.30-3pm.
www.wadebridgefoodbank.org, 01208 815374 or 07813 606291 contact@wadebridgefoodbank.org

 

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