A community project working to serve the community and fight poverty, the Plymouth Foodbank is helping people who are in financial crisis by providing them with much needed food and also a listening ear and useful advice. The foodbank operates on a referral system whereby professionals working in education, housing, advice services, health services, charities etc can give vouchers to those in  short term financial crisis whilst they help them in various ways themselves.


Foodbank Opening Times at The Oasis Project,
28 Manor Street,Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 1TW
Telephone 01752 254981

Foodbank Opening Times North Plymouth Community Church
on Plymbridge Road. Estover PL6 7LF
Telephone 07759 258889

Mon: 13:30 - 15:30

Wed: 13:30 - 15:30
Fri:    13:30 - 15:30

Tues: 10:00 - 12:00

Thur: 10:00 - 12:00
Food can be donated
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 16:00
Food can be donated during these times.
If you live in Barne Barton then Tamar View Community Centre in Miers Close have a limited number of food parcels available but food cannot be donated there.
Telephone 01752 365904
We started the project in 2008 and are part of the Trussell Trust Foodbank network. The Stonehouse part of Plymouth Foodbank is a Project of Plymouth Methodist Mission Circuit Registered Charity Number 1129521. http://www.plymouthcentralhall.co.uk.
North Plymouth Community Church run the Foodbank as part of their Reach Project http://theworshipcentre.com/1/reach/
An amazing 325 churches, schools, businesses, staff in all sorts of workplaces, clubs, societies and lots of individuals have collected and donated food. We are very grateful.
If your group would like to be involved, please call Katy or Eunice on  01752 254981.



Plymouth Foodbank

28 Manor Street, Stonehouse Plymouth PL1 1TW

01752 254981 plymouthfoodbank@ymail.com



We are greatful for all donations large or small.  Please note that Paypal deducts a transaction fee from each donation. To donate directly or set up a regular payment, please contact us for details of our bank account.

If you would like to gift aid your donation and enable us to reclaim 25p in the pound, please complete and email (giftaid@plymouthfoodbank.co.uk) the gift aid form which is available here.  


Who Benefits?
  • People whose businesses have failed
  • People who have found work but are waiting for their first monthly pay packet
  • People who are on zero hours contracts.
  • Young people who are sofa surfing 
  • People who are ill and frightened.

Anyone could need a little bit of help and hope made possible thanks to the generosity of the people of Plymouth, including many who have been helped themselves.

Food Collections

Regular food collections are obtained from local community groups, businesses and schools.
Major collections are from customers at local supermarkets.  Volunteers assist for approx 1 hour and dates are usually advertised here and in the newsletter.  If you can help please ring Katy on 254981 so we can add you to the rota.
                              Next Collections
Date Place

December 2016

Tesco's Lee Mill & Roborough



Latest News

Thanks to everyone who helped with food collections in July

We collected

1619.53kgs at Tesco at Roborough


1899.99kgs at Tesco at Lee Mill


"I was quite emotional and reluctant to use a foodbank, but I had no choice due to circumstances. I am so glad I did. the staff here were very friendly, and also have made an appointment for me to come back on Friday to help sort out my working tax credit problems. I am leaving here today with a new found sense of hope and happiness!  Thank you all so much"

Plymouth Foodbank has started a workwear project to provide free good quality interview clothes.  For more details contact Katy on 254981
We are also running EAT WELL SPEND LESS cookery sessions - for more information contact Maria on 254981
The Foodbank is currently short of biscuits and fruit juice
Information about changes to benefits
'The Welfare Reform and Work Act (2016) introduces some changes to the benefit cap. These changes, which will take effect in autumn 2016, include changes to the benefit cap levels to 23,000 a year for couples with or without children and lone parents and 15,410 for single people without children in Greater London, and 20,000 and 13,400 respectively for those groups elsewhere in Great Britain. They also include additional exemptions for recipients of Guardian's Allowance, Carer's Allowance and Universal Credit claimants who receive payments towards carer's costs.
For more information about the benefit cap changes please visit www.Gov.UK/benefit-cap'



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