The Newquay Foodbank is an independently run foodbank which was set up in 2011 to support Newquay and the surrounding areas. Started out of a small room in St Columb Minor church by a handful of volunteers, the Foodbank had the aim of supporting any and all who found themselves in desperate need of our help.
Since those early days the demand for the Foodbank has unfortunately increased. Now working along side several agencies the Foodbank has branched out to 2 further sites, now meeting at St Michaels Church on a Friday and the Oasis Centre, St Columb Major on a Saturday. All three venues kindly offer their premises free of charge to the Foodbank recognising the vital role we play in supporting the community.
The inability to support yourself or your family with the basics such as bread, milk and other essential foods in 2019 is an appalling reality for many. The Newquay foodbank seeks to be that source of light and hope to those who have fallen on hard times whether it is through the loss of a job, injury or other matter, Newquay Food bank works with other supporting agencies to locate those who need us the most and ensure they get the right help from the right people to get themselves back on their feet.
We are not a long term solution, but an immediate source to those in need, whether that be Individuals or families, whatever their background or status.
The bulk of our work is the provision of food parcels supporting families and individuals with 3 meals a day for 3 days. The parcel includes non perishable tinned and packet foods plus fresh perishables such as fruit, veg, milk, eggs and bread, vital to a healthy diet. Along with this we work as a signposting agency to ensure those who come to us are also getting the support they need, from the right places to enable them to help themselves out of their current situation.
To view our Foodbank Policies or see our Constitution please go to our documents page