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During the pandemic people who have never had to ask for help before are finding themselves in a position where they need support. The latest feedback from foodbanks and community crisis groups in Cornwall shows a sharp increase in demand for support in the lead-up to Christmas this year.

For many people it is the first time they have needed to access their community food banks for help.

We have worked with community organisations to develop the Help with Food map below: (NB: the map can be opened in full screen mode by clicking on the arrow key on the bottom right)


During the pandemic people who have never had to ask for help before are finding themselves in a position where they need support. The latest feedback from foodbanks and community crisis groups in Cornwall shows a sharp increase in demand for support in the lead-up to Christmas this year.

For many people it is the first time they have needed to access their community food banks for help.

We have worked with community organisations to develop the Help with Food map below: (NB: the map can be opened in full screen mode by clicking on the arrow key on the bottom right)


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Remake: Cornwall, 86 Stennack Road, Holmbush, St Austell PL25 3JQ - we continue to deliver our community fridge serving fresh produce supporting between 35-55 families each day. We are currently open Monday Wednesday Friday and Saturday at 10am, more information is o our Facebook page (can you kindly add us to the map please & thanks in advance!)

Remake: Cornwall about 4 hours ago

Hi, There has been some changes to the way Treverbyn Community Trust are operating their community larders. The services is now mobile and presently provides a 'larder' on Thursdays to Rock Inn, Roche, PL26 8EP (9:30-10:00am) Working Men’s Club Car Park St Dennis PL26 8AB (10:30-11:00am)Recreation Ground Car Park St Columb Major, TR9 6RR (11:30-12:00)Victory Hall, Indian Queens, TR9 6PP (12:30-1:00pm)Fraddon Village Hall, TR9 6NT (1:30-2:00pm)Both the Roche & St Dennis sites replace the ones previously stated.There will additional sites coming soon.Please let me know if you have any questions.

Gary King about 13 hours ago

The mnap appears to be empty

Belinda cn4c 6 days ago

Hi please could you add us to your food map - Saltash Cornwall Community Enterprises PL12 - Community Fridge and Larder. We started the Community Fridge to encourage people to share food and to reduce food waste, and to support those who are struggling to access food. We collect surplus food via Fareshare, and supermarkets and redistribute it from our Community Fridge and larder, and our mobile Fridge. We are open 4 days a week, and our mobile fridge goes out twice a week. Our address is 4 Fore Street, Saltash

CEPL12 7 days ago

Hi, How do i register our Community Fridge and Larder ( Saltash) on the Cornwall Food Map /Thank you,

CEPL12 7 days ago

Hi please could you add us to your map - St Ives Cornwall. https://www.stivesorchard.co.uk/foodshare/. We are a foodshare group formed to reduce food waste and to support those struggling financially, isolated or vulnerable to access food. We collect surplus and waste food and redistributing it every single day from various sources, offering collections to all 4 times a week and deliveries to houses twice a week. This includes meals that we have cooked up using the surplus food. We are based in both the St Ives Community Orchard and the ST Ives Rugby club. Alexandra Rd, Saint Ives TR26 1ER

Elise Langley 9 days ago

As a general comment that embraces the whole charity ethos I still don't understand why, often, a single mother (I know some are such through bereavement or other unfortunate circumstances) but she has paid for some expensive tattoos, is often smoking a cigarette when filmed by a BBC/ITV team and has any number of children - sometimes 'fathered' by different men - where are the 'single' fathers? Also requests for disease-free water in 'Water Aid', for example, in third world often shows a cow standing in the water source or similar - why don't they take control of their animals; again, where are the men? It's nearly always a group of women and children. It seems population control should be a condition of aid. (PS: I donate regularly to Sainsbury's food bank box.)

Skeptic 11 days ago

Map doesn’t workPlease fix this or give a list instead

Jay 11 days ago

How very sad this is, basically as an authority you are admitting that there is a great deal of inequality and poverty in what is purported to be a 'rich country'. Seemingly, instead of providing jobs and social support indicative of a 'rich country' you now rely upon voluntary efforts rather than addressing an authority's moral and social responsibilities in our so called enlightened and progressive society - a 21C society. Agreed, that communities should be encouraged to support their community - but basically this is a cynical move away from state support - which I agree with on some levels. The question is, is central government using this situation to make fundamental social changes, not entirely before time, but without informative and helpful education and encouragement in a wide range of social initiatives that encourage this change. It appears that a heavy hand is making changes under cover of a 'crisis'. Where does Fareshare obtain the 12-15 tons of food - supermarkets, local shops, individuals?? And why do the folks who access this service have iphones but no food? Zooming - well again, no food but data rich! What a disgraceful society we have become - with values so far removed from decency, reality, individual and corporate responsibility

Josafina 11 days ago

Thank you for your comments - we are currently updating the map and will be adding more information in due course.

Derk 11 days ago

Hi, We have partnered with FareShare to enable us to bring support into Cornwall. Each week we distribute some 12-15 ton of food across Cornwall to 18 community foodbanks. This is enough to produce 30,000 meals each week. Most of those we support are not on your list and we think they should be as many people may miss out of the vital support we bring to Cornwall. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.353895,-5.289755,9z/data=!4m2!6m1!1s1Nc2YwdAGt39jMtyT89mbM6l4Gdj8IC3H?hl=en-GB

Cultivate Cornwall 12 days ago

Can you please add Mabe Emergency Group?

Michelle Wilkinson 12 days ago

I can't get help even though I have been shielding since march last year I try to get shopping on line but tescos always book up for weeks. Iceland week before Christmas took my money then never bought my food then tried to ring me I told them I was deaf then when trying to get my money back it took 2 weeks. Plus a lady made fun of me being deaf.

Julie cooper 13 days ago

I understand that a food bank is/will soon be open in Fowey - can you please show details so donations can happen?

AS 15 days ago

Hayle Community Kitchen listed at disAbility Cornwall & Isles of Scilly on Guildford Road, finished after the first lockdown in 2020. We have continued to support our Community Kitchen clients in other ways such as food shopping and wellbeing calls to check in on hundreds each week. If the need increases then we will bring back the kitchen but at the moment people are much better supported than the first lockdown. Thank you

Romy-Jo Johnson 15 days ago

Typical UK local government: We need to do it, done it ,box ticked .It’s ineffectual but that doesn’t matter. Useless on phones - doesn’t matter we did it:

Kernowman 18 days ago

Yes some of what is relevant to myself at this time .tyvm .stay safe .

Tania 18 days ago

No, I couldn't zoom in on Looe to find where to locate drop off points for donations

Kirsty N 20 days ago

Good morning , I was hoping to try and plant herb gardens in each village with help from those in local community’s .A easily sustainable idea , but easily utilised by all .Providing herbs and a up cycled planter so everyone can benefit .Using rain water and each village or community look after herb box themselves once set up .Would i need council permission to start setting up locally to my postcode first then extending with support of others .With kindest regards jojo & fi

jojola 20 days ago

Its a great map but it doesn't show any community food support centres north or east of Truro. This can't be right. Could you also include information about how to contribute to local food support centres please.

Olivia 20 days ago