We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
How to get support:
If you need help from our foodbank there are a few simple steps to follow. Please see the information below if you would like help from us:-
1. An important step is to get a Foodbank Voucher from a referral agency: To provide the most appropriate help for your situation, we work with many local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a Foodbank Voucher. They can also provide long-term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind your crisis. We can also talk you through the support you are getting and guide you towards other relevant agencies who may be able to help you.
Some of the agencies and referrers we work with: Children and Families Service/Multi Agency Support Team (MAST), Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Social Services, Family Intervention Project (The Beacon), Hamoaze House, Improving Lives Plymouth, Livewell, Shelter Devon, Children’s Social Care, Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND, Health Visitors, Tamar View Community Centre, Homestart, Children’s Centres, School Parent Support Advisors, The British Legion, Housing Agencies, Exeter St and Devonport Job Centre and many more.
Call: 07759 258889 (this number is only monitored during our opening hours).
4. Bring your Foodbank Voucher or E-Referral Code to us during our opening hours: We are open on a Tue morning from 1000-1200 and on a Fri afternoon from 1330-1600. We are on Plymbridge Road in Estover, behind North Plymouth Community Church, PL6 7LF. We are on the no 42 Plymouth City Bus route, the timetable is here. We’ll also discuss any dietary needs you may have and exchange your foodbank voucher for a parcel of three days of emergency food. We are often donated toiletries, nappies, pet food and other such items which we are also able to offer if we have them.