In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Plympton Team Ministry recognised that there would be households in food poverty due to a number of causes. With a great deal of input from volunteers, advice and support from Saltash foodbank and local representatives from the Trussell Trust, and a fantastic response from local people with donations, the Plympton foodbank is open and delivering food parcels to households in need locally.
We are particularly grateful to The Brook Inn who have been providing hot meals for delivery on Sundays and selected weekdays throughout the crisis, on a voluntary basis, with the profit being donated to the Plympton Foodbank and other community support projects.
If you need help
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. In order to provide the most appropriate help for your circumstances and situation, we work with many local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will arrange for a Foodbank Voucher to be issued. The Agency will then also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis. They can also talk you through the support you are getting and guide you towards other relevant agencies who may be able to help you.
2. An example of some of the agencies and referrers we work with. Children and Families Service/Multi Agency Support Team (MAST), Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Social Services, Livewell, Children’s Social Care, Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND, Health Visitors, Children’s Centres, Schools, School Parent Support Advisors, The British Legion, Housing Agencies, Barnardo’s at Rees.
3. Get in touch with us Email: email@example.com
During the current Covid-19 emergency we or one of the agencies may be able to deliver the food parcels to your door.
If you can help us
Donations should be dropped at St Marys Parish Hall on Tuesday or Thursday mornings when the Foodbank is open. Items required include:
Long life whole milk
Long life fruit juices
Tinned meat – chicken, ham, corned beef etc
Household cleaning products, sanitary items and pet food are also gratefully received.
In the run up to Christmas, we are also accepting festive food items (small Christmas puddings, stollen, biscuits, shortbread etc) and small gifts.