COVID-19 emergency food programme

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are running an emergency food programme to protect children and their families from hunger. Hot meals and food packages are being made available, through a combination of home deliveries and collection points in the community, to ensure families on low incomes can put breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the table each day. A donation of just £10 can purchase the equivalent of 30 meals for a family at risk of hunger.

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How we work

Feeding Cornwall is chaired by Don Gardner, Director of the Transformation CPR food bank. The steering group is made up of representatives from various food poverty organisations, faith groups, and small businesses.

What we’ve achieved

Through Transformation CPR a wide range of initiatives have been developed to support people in crisis and help transition them out of chronic poverty. These include a food bank plus with advice workers on site, a “Step Up Program” which offers intensive one to one mentoring and counselling services, snack and chat clubs, and Christmas hampers.

What’s next

This winter a fuel bank project will be piloted in partnership with the npower foundation. The fuel bank will provide over 1,000 fuel insecure households with a voucher valued at up to two-weeks worth of fuel. This then ensures they have the facilities to cook the food they are given by the foodbank, and gives them the breathing space they need to get through the immediate crisis, and find the longer term help they need. The group are also planning food and fun provision for children and families during school holidays in the Camborne, Poole and Redruth areas.