FAQs

Okehampton Foodbank warehouse

What is a Foodbank?
A foodbank is a charity which provides food parcels to those who have a need.

Who can get a parcel?
Anyone who has a need who lives in the Okehampton area.

What food is provided?

A food parcel contains enough food for 3-4 days and includes tea, biscuits and cereal as well as pasta and tinned food. We can only provide non-perishable food.

How many parcels can someone get?
Our main aim is to help people in crisis and so normally 3 parcels are provided, but in special circumstances more can be provided.

How do I get a parcel?
Food parcels are provided via a voucher scheme. Vouchers are available from the CAB in Okehampton, and then food parcels are available from the Ockment Centre next door or from the Foodbank on a Friday morning 10-12 noon. On a Friday morning trained volunteers at the Foodbank can issue parcels but we prefer to use local agencies.

Local health professionals and local schools also sometimes make referrals using a voucher.

Where do I get a parcel?
Food parcels are distributed during the drop-in session which runs every Friday 10 am – 12 noon at Okehampton Baptist Church.

Can you deliver food?

In real emergencies we can arrange for volunteers to deliver food. This is usually when someone has been referred to us by social services or another professional. Food is delivered by two volunteers.

How can I donate?
We can accept food, cash and cheque donations. These can also be dropped off, or paid direct to the bank via BACS. For more details see the Donations page or contact us on okefoodbank@gmail.com.

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