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.
In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation we work with local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis. Agencies we work with include: Advice Plymouth, housing support officers, children’s centres, health visitors, social services and some local charities.
1.Get in touch with us
If you call or email our foodbank we can talk through your situation and put you in touch with a relevant local agency.
2. Arrange a visit to the referral agency
They will discuss your situation and supply you with a foodbank voucher where appropriate.
If you can’t afford food, you can call 01752 668000, option 6, to speak to Plymouth City Council, a referral agency partner of Plymouth Foodbank, about getting a voucher. Please note this number is for people who do not have enough money for food – if you are a local organisation or charity that works with people who might need the food bank, please contact us directly. If you have any questions, please contact the food bank on the number on our contact us page.
3. Bring your foodbank voucher to your nearest foodbank centre
You can find a list of our local centres and opening times here. When you arrive, we’ll welcome you with a warm drink and our trained volunteers will chat with you about your situation. 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’ll also help to support you in any other ways that we can. Most of our foodbank centres offer a café style environment and our aim is to provide non-judgemental support at the point of crisis. (THIS SERVICE IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19)
If you have any further questions our FAQ’s page may help, or feel free to give us a call.