Support if you need food

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.


If you are struggling to access food, there is community support available for you. Please go to our Help with Food map to see what support is available in your area.

View the Food map on Lets Talk Cornwall

You can also find your nearest foodbank and information about opening times and donation points on the Transformation Cornwall Website

Visit Transformation Cornwall Website

You might be eligible for Crisis & Care Award

View the Crisis & Care Award page

If you are worried about money and would like some support please see the leaflet below which provides information and contact numbers you might find useful.

View the worried about money leaflet

If you would like to speak to someone, please contact Cornwall Council by calling 0300 1234 121 (choose option 2 for benefits and support).

Get support from a volunteer shopper:

There are thousands of volunteers in Cornwall who are able to support you with shopping.

Volunteer Cornwall can help match you with a volunteer in your local area.  They will normally be asked to contact you within 24 hours. When delivering, they are instructed to maintain social distancing for your protection.

To request volunteer help with shopping or medication collection, you can:

You will need to provide:

  • your name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • a brief explanation of what is required
  • any special arrangements or circumstances

They will also ask your age (but not your date of birth) and any other relevant details.

Volunteer Cornwall will discuss how you can pay for your shopping. Please note they will not ask for your card details or your PIN number. You should never give these out to anyone you don’t already know and trust.

Other community support

Directories of local sources of community support are also available at:

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