Foodbanks Directory

Directory of Foodbank Services in Cornwall:


Bodmin Food Bank – satellite of Wadebridge Foodbank – For details see Wadebridge below


Bude Food Bank (Trussell Trust)

Oceans Community Centre

Berries Avenue


EX23 8QE 

Open Monday – Friday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Tel 01288 448748



Foodbank (Trussell Trust)

situated at the Mustard Seed Church Car Park, next to the church.

Covering PL17 area-Gunnislake, Calstock, St Dominick, Harrowbarrow.

Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm.

Tel No.:  07931 011459



Satellite Foodbank at Gunnislake

Open on Thursday afternoons 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm at St Anne’s Church Hall (contact details same as Callington)



The New Connections,

11, Basset Road,


TR14 8SE



Day Centre – Open 9.00 am – 3.30 pm (address above)

Tel. 01209 722485

Night Shelter – Open 3.30 pm – 9.00 am   Weekends 24 hours

Tel. 01209 713457


G.P; shower: washing machine, CADA (drugs, alcohol, counselling); resettlement; supported housing; housing advice; benefit advice; hot snacks; tea/coffee; education programmes; computer room – internet and e-mail for clients


Camborne Parish Church Hall

Church Street,


TR14 7DF



Camborne Community Kitchen

Breakfast Club

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7.50 am – 8.50 am

Evening Kitchen

Tuesday & Thursday 17:00 -18:00 pm


Independent Foodbanks

At Redruth Methodist Chapel and Centenary Chapel,


Open every Thursday from 10.00 am – 12.00 noon.

Clients will need a cheque from an agency and ID.

N.B.  We give 7 days of food.

Contact:  Don Gardner 01209 714592


Camelford Foodbank – Satellite of Wadebridge Foodbank – Please see Wadebridge below


Falmouth Homeless Action Group/Churches together (FHAG)

Dracaena Centre,

Dracaena Avenue,


Wednesday and Friday

Open from 10.30 am – 1.30 pm,


Cooked breakfast; tea/coffee, cakes; showers/washing facilities; access to housing; alcohol and drug advice.


Penryn/Falmouth Foodbank (Trussell Trust)

Highway Community Centre,

Church Road,


TR10 8DA

Tel:  01326 618575


Wednesday 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm at Miss Peapods, Jubilee Wharf

Friday 10.00 am – 11.00 am at Falmouth Methodist Church, on the moor

Falmouth Food Bank Co-ordinator – Clare Chandler


Foodbank: Hayle Methodist Church,

6, Chapel Hill,


TR27 4JU

Open Saturdays 9.00 am – 12.00 noon

Contact:  Margaret Tanner

Tel: 01736 756772

Helston & The Lizard


A permanent base is currently being sought but referred clients can exchange vouchers for food from:Mustard Seed ‘Open Door Café’ in Wendron Street, Helston on either a Monday or Friday between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon.

Contact:  Anne Gray



Foodbank (Trussell Trust):

Central Methodist Church

Dingley Hall,

Castle Street,


PL15 8BA

Open Tuesdays 10.00 am – 1.00 pm


Unit 13D Newport Industrial Estate,


PL15 8EX

Open Thursdays 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Contact:  Revd Keith Richards

Tel. 01566 777117


Liskeard and Looe

Liskeard and Looe Foodbank (Trussell Trust)

covering Liskeard, Looe and Torpoint districts.

Foodbank Centre,

Unit One,

Barras Place,


PL14 6AX

Tel: 07512 011452

Open: Mon/Wed/Thurs 09.30-12.30






St Columb Minor Church 

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 noon


St Michaels Church, St Michaels Road. Newquay

Fridays 10 am – 12 noon


The Oasis Centre, St Columb Major

Saturdays 10am-12noon

Contact Pat Walton


Food Bank outside of hours

Tel: 01637 873087 or 07810 271202


The Beacon Of Light Centre (previously known as the URC Soup Kitchen)

1 The Crescent,



Tel 01637 876457

The Centre is open at lunchtimes 5 days a week, offering clothing, homeless recovery service, food periodically.


Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9.30 am – 1.30 pm,

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12.00 noon – 2.00 pm.  (These are dependent on volunteers – phone the Centre if in doubt)



Little Sparrows SW – Sunday Lunchtime kitchen at St Michaels Church,

St Michaels Road,


From 12.45pm to 2pm offering sandwiches and hot drinks.

Tuedsay evening kitchen as (fortnightly at a different venue) the Newquay Centre, St Michaels Road Newquay from 5.45pm to 7pm offering a free hot meal.

Contact Elaine Poole


CTIPA Breakfast Project,

Breadline Centre,

Bread Street,


Open for donations: 9am – 11am on Tuesday

Open to clients with vouchers: 9am-12pm on Thursday

Contact The Giving Shop:  079501 59841



The Orchard,

Alverton Road,


TR18 4TE

Tel 01736 334 820

16 – 25 years Supported Housing, 24 hours, 7 days per week


Breadline Centre

PO Box 133,

Bread Street,


TR1 2YU 

Tel.  01736 366767

Open Monday – Friday 9.30 am – 4.00 pm offering general advice and resettlement services 16 to 65 year olds, single homeless. Shower and washing machine facilities available.

Outreach Service – Mondays 01872 264153


Light & Life Church (Penzance & Hayle)

Distribute hot food between 6.15 pm – 7.15 pm at Penzance Bus Station on Saturday evenings.  Contact Lydia 07891 472497


Shekinah Church Penzance

Distribute hot food on Sunday evenings, please check with them for times and venues –

Tel 01736 369616


Penzance Share

2a, Alverton Street,


TR18 2QW

Tel: 01736 361059

Fax: 01736 361080


Provides Information, Advice, Guidance, Advocacy and Support to all young people aged between 16-25yrs and is one of the main young people agencies that deal with all aspects of welfare rights, benefits, housing & homelessness.

A Drop in service operates from 10.30 – 5pm Monday to Friday and is based at the Impact Young People’s Centre

CTIPA Penzance Food Bank

Treweath Road,

Treneere Estate,


Co-ordinator – Chris Gendall,

Tel: 079501 59841


It opens weekly on Tuesday mornings from 9.00 – 1.00 p.m. to accept donations of food and goods from Superstores and opens for clients on Thursdays from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm to distribute food via vouchers received.

It is situated at adjacent to The Stores (next to the parade of shops)


Access to food is via a voucher system from 36 agency outlets in Penzance/Penwith.




St Michael’s Church,


Open on Tuesdays 10.00 am – 12.00 noon (see contact details under Truro Foodbank)


Foodbank – For details see Camborne above.


Foodbank (Trussell Trust)

Saltash Wesley Methodist Church,

Callington Road,


Tel:  07580 665785

Open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

St Austell


Contact:   David and Kim Mathews
Tel: 01726 77457

Open 10.30 – 5.00 Monday to Saturday

Tea/Coffee      30p available all day

Lunch                12.00 – 1.00

3 courses £1.50 free soup/bread

Tea                  4.00 – 5.00

Sandwiches and cake 75p

STAK Debt Advice service now available – Monday 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm


St Austell Foodbank (Trussell Trust)

Light & Life Centre,
4 Brunel Business Park,
The Sidings,
St Austell
PL25 4TJ.

Opening Times
Mondays 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm;
Tuesdays 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm;
Thursdays 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm,
Fridays 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm.

There are also outlets in Roche and St Stephen.

Contact:  Jon Langford,
Church of Light and Life,
Tel. 01726 65313


Salvation Army

The Salvation Army,
Ranelagh Road, (Mount Charles),
St Austell.

Contact:  Major Ruth Evans

Open Wednesdays 9.30 am – 12 noon.
Food, bedding, household objects, clothes.  This is for the homeless and people on low incomes.


St Petrocs Society

New Telephone Advice Line 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday – Friday

Tel: 01872 264153




Breadline Centre, Penzance

Tel: 01736 366767



Opening hours:


Monday             9.30 am –  1.00 pm

Tuesday            9.30 am –  1.00 pm

Wednesday       9.30 am –   1.00 pm

Thursday           9.30 am –   1.00 pm

Friday                9.30 am –   1.00 pm


Truro Resource Centre

Tel: 01872 264153



Opening hours:

Monday             9.30 am  – 1.00 pm

Tuesday          10.00 am  – 4.00 pm

Wednesday       9.30 am  – 1.00 pm

Thursday         10.00 am  – 4.00 pm

Friday                9.30 am  – 1.00 pm

Outside these hours our phone and centre is staffed between 9.00 am – 5.00 pm for donations and pre-arranged interviews.


Supported accommodation:           Truro Alexandra 01872 222405  

Truro Tremayne 01872 270124

Newquay St Georges 01637 872491 Bodmin Castle 01208 77165
Bodmin Chapel 01208 269930

Cosgarne Hall 01726 74186

Falmouth Trelawney 01326 319360


Truro Homeless Action Group (THAG)

Breakfast is supplied every morning at St John’s Hall, Strangways Terrace, Truro, between 7.30am – 8.30am with festive lunches on Christmas Day and Boxing Day from noon to 2pm (no breakfast is served on these days).


A hot meal and pasties are provided at 6.30 pm.
St Petroc’s,
8 City Road,


A soup run is provided at the Piazza in the Town centre in the evening at 5.45 pm


A hot meal is provided at St John’s Hall, Strangways Terrace in the evening between 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm


Truro Foodbank (Trussell Trust)


Truro Foodbank,

All Saints Church,

Tresawls Road,




Tel: 07721 711669 who will supply emergency packaged food for the family.  A voucher will be required.


Email address:


Food banks information and opening times:


Monday at Truro Methodist Church between 10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Tuesday at Highertown Parish Church Hall between 10.00 am – 12.00 noon

Thursday at Truro Methodist Church between 10.00 am – 12.30 pm


The Roseland Foodbank

food delivered to clients by arrangement

Tel. 077 2172 1669


Perranporth Foodbank

Telephone service to Truro Foodbank

Tel. 077 2171 1669

Useful telephone numbers:


St Petrocs                                            01872 264153 (for opening hours see previous page)

CAP (Christians Against Poverty)       01872 279534

Citizens Advice Bureau 0844 4994188
Cornwall County Council 0300 1234161
CCMHT 01872 356000
DAAT 01872 354471
Health for the Homeless 01872 242294
Samaritans 01872 277277
Shelter 0344 5152300
Social Services 01872 278533
Cosgarne Hall 01726 74186

Wadebridge, Bodmin & Camelford

Wadebridge Foodbank (Trussell Trust)

Unit 2 Trevanson Street,


Open on Monday -Thursday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Bodmin Foodbank (satellite)

Bodmin Christian Fellowship,

Berrycoombe Road,


PL 31 2NS

Open on Monday and Wednesday 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Camelford Foodbank (satellite)

St Thomas Church,


PL32 9PD

Open on Tuesday 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm


Contact for Foodbanks:  01208 815374 (Wadebridge Shop)

Out of hours contact Jacqui White on 07813 606291