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COVID-19 - Food Banks and Emergency Food Services - Caring For Plymouth

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Updated 19 October 2022

During this time we understand it may be challenging for some families and individuals to access sufficient, affordable and nutritious food. Below are some organisations and schemes in Plymouth that are providing support.

Many of these organisations also need volunteers and donations so if you feel you can help more information is available on their websites.

If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let the organisation know.

 Please also view the Caring for Plymouth section as this contains organisations and community groups that can help you during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Plymouth Food Bank


Emergency food and support for local people who have received a valid food bank voucher.

Plymouth City Council may refer you to a food bank for crisis support, if you think you are eligible please contact the Council on 01752 668000. 

Central Plymouth

Address

Website

Facebook

Email

Oasis Project, Manor Street, Plymouth, PL1 1TW

plymouth.foodbank.org.uk

facebook.com/PlymouthFoodbank

info@plymouth.foodbank.org.uk


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Cafe Connect - The Barn


Donated food available directly. 

Address

Website

Email

The Barn, Kit Hill Crescent, Barne Barton, PL5 1EJ

thepioneersproject.co.uk

info@thepioneersproject.co.uk


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City College Plymouth Student Foodbank


Foodbank for students at the college.

Address

Email

Phone

Kings Road, Plymouth, PL1 5QG

foodbank@cityplym.ac.uk

01752 305112


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CROPS (Keyham Green Places)


Crisis food provision. Our food bank is available to those that are really struggling financially e.g. have no money for food. People can call to pick up food when we are open.

We are open Monday and Thursday 9am-2pm also Friday 9am to 12 noon. (We may be able to deliver in certain circumstances).

Address

Phone

Website

Facebook

The K G P Centre, 163 Renown Street, Plymouth, PL2 2DT

01752 569340

cropskgp.org.uk

facebook.com/KeyhamCrops


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Devonport, Stonehouse and Stoke Help A Neighbour


Devonport, Stonehouse and Stoke community support.

Address

Facebook

Email

Phone

Plymouth Athletic Club, 114 Raglan Road, Plymouth, PL1 4NQ 

facebook.com/DevonportHelpANeighbour/

dsandshelpaneighbour@gmail.com

07340 642893


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Devon and Cornwall Food Action


We work with food producers and supermarkets to redistribute surplus food to those in need. We supply several services, community organisations and groups. Through their various means testing schemes produce is distributed to those that have been identified as being in desperate need to feed themselves and their families.

Website

Facebook

Phone

devonandcornwallfoodaction.org

facebook.com/thedevonandcornwallfoodassociation/

01752 651800


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Four Greens Community Trust


Direct food parcel supplies and signposting.

Address

Website

Email

Phone

15 Whitleigh Green, Plymouth, PL5 4DD

fourgreenscommunitytrust.co.uk

facilities.fgct@gmail.com

01752 875916


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FULLHRH


Feeding the unfortunate, lost, lonely, hungry, rough sleepers and homeless.

Address

Facebook

Outside the Oasis Project, Rendle Street, Plymouth

facebook.com/fullhrh


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Hillsborough Spiritualist Church


Community food bank.

Address

Facebook

Email

Pearson Road, Mutley, Plymouth, PL4 7DH

facebook.com/HillsboroughSpiritualistChurchPlymouth

mpalmer@hillsborough.church

 


 


Honicknowle Comnet/The Phoenix Centre


We are a registered charity supporting local families every Thursday morning between 11.30 am and 1.30 pm. Collection is based on household numbers, and you can an attend weekly/ bi-weekly. This is a free service but is subject to demand and may change over time.

Address

Website

Email

64 Little Dock Lane, Honicknowle, PL5 2LZ

honicknowlecommnetltd.co.uk

lisalawrence@commnet.org.uk

 


 


North Plymouth Foodbank


The public donates non-perishable, in-date food at a range of places, such as schools, churches, and businesses, as well as supermarket collection points. It is then sorted into emergency food parcels by more than 28,000 volunteers, to be given to people in crisis.

Address

Website

Plymbridge Road, Estover, Plymouth, PL6 7LF

northplymouth.foodbank.org.uk


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Onward House Food Support


Crisis food provision and free food aid provision for the Greenbank community.

Phone

01752 662533

 


 


Plymouth Community Meals


Order a two course lunch that will be delivered to your door. For an additional cost, you can also purchase a tea time sandwich/ salad and a slice of cake. Meals can be provided seven days a week or just for a couple of days.

Website

Email

Phone

plymouthonlinedirectory.com/plymouthcommunitymeals

communitymealsadmin@plymouth.gov.uk

01752 305140 or 01752 305162


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Plymouth Soup Kitchen


We provide food and hot drinks for the homeless and vulnerable every Sunday evening.

Address

Facebook

Email

Phone

Shekinah, Bath Street, Plymouth, PL13LT

facebook.com/Plymouth-Soup-Run-219196825382517/

info@plymouthsouprun.org.uk

07794 555419


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Plymouth Soup Run


Plymouth Soup Run delivers food and hot drinks to the homeless and vulnerable at the following stops 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. 

Address

 

 

 

Facebook

Email

Mayflower Street PL1 1QJ

The Hoe PL1 2PA

Martin Street PL1 3LU

King's Road PL1 5JD

facebook.com/Plymouth-Soup-Run-219196825382517/

info@plymouthsouprun.org.uk


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Plympton Foodbank


The public donates non-perishable, in-date food at a range of places, such as schools, churches, and businesses, as well as supermarket collection points. It is then sorted into emergency food parcels by volunteers, to be given to people in crisis.

Address

Website

Email

Phone

10 Market Road, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 1QW

plympton.foodbank.org.uk

info@plympton.foodbank.org.uk

07922 808086


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Provide Devon


We are offering a collection only service to our referral agents. Our crisis pack contents may vary depending on the donations have been received.

Website

Facebook

Email

Phone

providedevon.org.uk

facebook.com/providedevon/

info@providedevon.org.uk

07928 670704


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Shekinah Mission


Hot and cold meal signposting for drug and alcohol recovery. 

Address

Website

Email

Phone

Bath Street, Stonehouse, Plymouth, PL1 3LT

shekinah.co.uk

reception@shekinah.co.uk

01752 203480


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Sherford Mutual Aid


Community food support.

Email

sherfordmutualaid@gmail.com

 


 


St Aidens Church (SEA Church) Foodbank and Community Larder


Crisis food provision.

Address

Email

West Malling Avenue, Plymouth PL5 2SS

info@seachurch.co.uk


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St Pancras Church Larder


Crisis food provision.

Address

Website

Honicknowle Lane, Plymouth, PL2 3QX

stps.org.uk


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Stonehouse Community Kitchen (Kintsugi Project)


Community food support. Community fridge for all to use - take what you need and share what you can to help reduce food waste in Plymouth! Keep an eye on our page for opening hours and let us know if you'd like to help with keeping the fridge going!

Facebook

facebook.com/kintsugiprojectuk/


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Tamar View Community Centre


We can help with food parcels, which contain non perishable foods and will support anyone that is in need. 

The food hub is open Monday to Friday, from 10am to 12 noon, but you must call before arrival to arrange your collection.

Address

Email 

Phone

Facebook

Miers Close, St Budeaux, Plymouth, PL5 1DJ

lorraine@tamarview.co.uk

01752 365904

facebook.com/groups/tamarviewcommunitycentre/


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Tamar View Community Complex Foodbank


Community food support.

Address

Website

Tamar View Community Complex Ltd, Plymouth, PL5 1DJ

tamarview.co.uk

 


 


The ARC (Aid Redistribution Centre)


Redistributing surplus aid (including food) to charities, community groups and local causes.

Address

Email

27 Burrington Way, Plymouth, PL5 3LR

thearcplymouth@outlook.com

 


 


The Bigger Table


The Bigger Table operates from the Mutley Baptist Church.

We can help with food packages, financial advice and general support. Pop in on Monday or Thursday between 12 noon and 2pm. 

Address

Website

Phone

Mutley Baptist Church, Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6LB

mutleybaptist.co.uk

01752 203346

 


 


The Village Hub


Our Mission is to build on existing community spirit, working with local people to bring a bit more colour into all our lives. We work on the frontline providing opportunities that enable anyone in our community to connect through learning, signposting, cultural activities and having fun in a safe and caring environment.

Address

Website

67 Devonport Road, Stoke Village, Plymouth, PL3 4DL

thevillagehub.org.uk


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The Salvation Army


We are based in the centre of Morice Town and endeavour to help without judgement, anyone who requires it with things such as emergency food parcels, clothing, etc. We can help people in the Devonport, Morice Town, Stoke, Keyham and surrounding areas.

Website

Facebook

Email

Phone

salvationarmy.org.uk/devonport-morice-town-church-and-community-centre

facebook.com/SalvationarmyPlymouth

devonport.moricetown@salvationarmy.org.uk

01752 563896


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Transforming Plymouth Together

 

Transforming Plymouth Together works with churches and charities such as the Provide Devon, Plymouth Foodbank, Plymouth Soup Run and Shekinah Mission and supports projects such as The Diocese of Exeter's Family Fun Cooking Club to help address poverty in our communities. From organising Holiday Clubs for families whose children receive free school meals, to providing expertise, help and advice to groups setting up food banks and local initiatives to teach people how to cook healthily on a budget.

Website

Facebook

Email

Phone

transformingplymouthtogether.org.uk

facebook.com/TransformingPlymouthTogether/

chris@transformingplymouthtogether.org.uk

07710 096210


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Union Corner (Soup Kitchen)


We are a Soup Kitchen on union corner. We offer fresh soup, sandwiches, pasties, biscuits, hot and cold beverages. Free or small donation to all members of the community. 

Website

Facebook

Email

Phone

stonehouseaction.wordpress.com

facebook.com/stonehouseaction

stonehouseaction@yahoo.co.uk

07774 512402


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