Help with Food

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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. To help you we have worked with community organisations to develop a Community Food Support Map.

If you would like your group to be added to the map, please email covid19@cornwall.gov.uk

To access the map, please click on the map image below and this will open a new page in a new window. Please note the map will take a few seconds to load (and does not work on Internet Explorer).


Using the Help With Food map:

  • The dots on the map relate to a support group. By clicking on a dot you will open an information box about the support group selected;
  • Once an information box is shown you can ‘dock’ the box my clicking on the square at the top right of the box, next to the X (this will keep the box still even when you move around the map);



During the pandemic people who have never had to ask for help before are finding themselves in a position where they need support. To help you we have worked with community organisations to develop a Community Food Support Map.

If you would like your group to be added to the map, please email covid19@cornwall.gov.uk

To access the map, please click on the map image below and this will open a new page in a new window. Please note the map will take a few seconds to load (and does not work on Internet Explorer).


Using the Help With Food map:

  • The dots on the map relate to a support group. By clicking on a dot you will open an information box about the support group selected;
  • Once an information box is shown you can ‘dock’ the box my clicking on the square at the top right of the box, next to the X (this will keep the box still even when you move around the map);



Your feedback

Did you find what you were looking for? Any feedback or comments welcome.

Please note this page is not monitored daily. 

Community Groups wanting to be added to the map can contact the Covid Helpline - 0300 1231118 or e-mail covid19@cornwall.gov.uk 

More information about help from Cornwall Council is available on https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/helpinghand

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Thank you for continuing to use the Help with Food map. If you need any further assistance, including support relating to financial concerns, please visit: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/helpinghand

Please note: some dots on the map represent online groups (i.e. facebook groups) offering support across their area and do not have a physical building you can visit, for example in Padstow. In these cases, please contact them directly for information and support using the contact details and web page provided.

Thank you

Caitlin Lord about 1 month ago

Good morning,
I have had 5 vouchers for the food bank within the last six months so I am no longer able to use the food bank. Due to a delay in DWP benefits we have racked up considerable debt. Please can you direct me as to where we can go?

Gwyn1967 about 2 months ago

I can’t find any of the three places show on the map around Padstow.

Gwyneth Myfanwy Temney 2 months ago

Hi, based on your feedback we have created a new map using different software. Please let us know if you find this one easier to use.

Derk 2 months ago

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 3 months 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 3 months ago

The mnap appears to be empty

Belinda cn4c 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

CEPL12 3 months 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 3 months ago

Map doesn’t work
Please fix this or give a list instead

Jay 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

Derk 3 months 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 3 months ago

Can you please add Mabe Emergency Group?

Michelle Wilkinson 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

AS 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

Tania 3 months ago