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Donate food

Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.

Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.

In August we received 2,300 kg of food donations from generous people. In the same time we distributed over 3,300 kg of food. Similarly we provided 244 emergency supplies to people in crisis in August this year compared to 164  last year – an increase of almost 50%.

Harvest time is a time of generosity so please can the message go round that we are extremely grateful for donations now to replete stocks. It is still the case that tinned tomatoes, tinned fruit, long life fruit juice and coffee are very much required. So please, if there is a school collection or similar, encourage people to donate just a little more than usual.

It is unclear what will happen come 31st October and Brexit but it would be really helpful to replenish our stocks to be able to assist given any eventuality.


If you are happy to drop off food donations, please see the table below for our food collection point locations:

Location of food donation point Opening hours Comments
Tesco Superstore TRURO 0600 – 2400  near checkouts
Sainsburys  TRURO 0700 – 2300 near checkouts
Co-op TRURO 0600 – 2200 near checkouts
Waitrose TRURO  0800 – 2000 near checkouts
Sambell’s Cafe, TRURO Methodist Church 1000 – 1400 near entrance
Barclays Bank, TRURO 0930 – 1630 Mon – Fri & Sat am
ShelterBox, TRURO 1000 – 1600 Mon – Sat
Spar, ST. AGNES 0800 – 2200 Mon – Sun

Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food. We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other nearby foodbanks to support their work particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people wherever in the UK they are.

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