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Can you help us feed local people?

With demand for food on the increase, so our need of stock increases too! If you would like to contribute non-perishable foods to the foodbank, please drop it to our collection points at Holmbush Tesco or Gover Co-Op or visit us during opening times. We are especially in need of instant mash potato and tinned […]

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Gover Co-Op collection brings in the tins!

Many thanks to the kind people at Gover Co-Op last weekend who donated 215 kilos of food at our collection. Much appreciated!

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Over 25 volunteers run St Austell foodbank

Working out of Light and Life Church’s Centre on The Sidings, St Austell foodbank is run entirely by volunteers – well over 25 of them – all of whom give their time and energy willingly in order to help others. This does mean that our phone is not staffed 24/7, nor that we are available […]

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Great support at Tesco collection

We are delighted to report that once again the good people of St Austell came up trumps and donated 535kgs of food to our foodbank on 8th April. THANK YOU!

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Busy times!

It’s all go here at the foodbank, with our dedicated volunteers regularly seeing between 7 and 15 clients per session. In addition our amazing Community Champions are referring many people to other agencies as well as offering practical support and guidance. Food continues to trickle in thanks to the generosity of the people of St […]

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New Year: New Opportunities

Have you made any new year resolutions this year? Why not make one of them to support your hungry neighbour? Food can be dropped off at our collection points in Tesco or Co-Op, or direct to us at the Light and Life Centre.

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Tesco Collection – THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who kindly supported our collection in Tesco from 1-3 Dec, when we collected an amazing 1960.7 kg of food and toiletries! This will make a significant difference to many individuals and families, and will enable them to continue to rebuild their lives. Thanks,too, to the many volunteers from local churches and the […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

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With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

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David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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