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 and the surrounding area.
What food is provided?
A food parcel contains enough food for seven days and includes tea, biscuits and cereal as well as pasta and tinned food. We also aim to provide some fresh produce.
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 other supporting agencies. Food parcels are delivered to your doorstep or can be collected on a Friday morning 10am – 12noon from the Baptist Church. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.