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Transition Falmouth Local Food Guide

Information, Food redistribution, and Social initiatives


Cornwall Food Action

Address: Cornwall Food Action, Bodmin Business Park, Launceston Road, Bodmin
Tel. : (CFA) 07525 204967
Email : dcfa.cornwall@gmail.com
Website :

Cornwall Food Action is a hub of Devon and Cornwall Food Association which is a voluntary organisation working to address food poverty, reduce food waste and cut carbon emissions, by collecting surplus edible food from food producers for distribution to local groups in touch with those in need e.g. foodbanks, luncheon clubs and other local organisations providing help and support . CFA is currently working towards achieving charitable status.

Surplus edible food can be the result of, for example, over production, cancelled orders (for various reasons) or trial production runs much of which currently goes to landfill.

Volunteers, suppliers and friends are all needed to help the DCFA in its work. Contact them by email for more information

date submitted: 2016-05-17 21:44:43 +01:00 by Phil Pearce, Category: Food redistribution


Cornwall Good Seafood Guide

Address: Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Five Acres, Allet, Truro TR4 9DJ
Tel. : 01872 273939 (ext 214)
Email : seafood@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk
Website : www.cornwallgoodseafoodguide.org.uk

The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide is an award-winning (2016) online resource which celebrates the sustainable seafood landed in Cornwall.

Created by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, it provides consumers and businesses with the information they need to ensure they are making sustainable seafood choices.

date submitted: 2016-12-24 15:10:13 +00:00 by Phil Pearce, Category: Information, Fish, Seafood


Eat Well Spend Less

Address: Cornwall Health Promotion Service, The Kernow Building, Wilson Way, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3QE
Tel. : 01209 313419
Email :
Website : www.cornwallhealthyweight.org.uk/recipes/eat-well-spend-less-meal-planner

Web Information and Booklet helping guide readers towards eating healthy meals that don't cost the earth.

Tips on recipes, buying seasonal produce, making new dishes while saving money, eating nourishing food and producing less waste. Main contributor community chef Sanjay Kumar with Cornish community groups including Food Banks

date submitted: 2016-04-17 21:33:33 +01:00 by Phil Pearce, Category: Information


Food Waste : Composting

Address: Get Composting, Room 105, 1200 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Colton, Leeds LS15 8ZA
Tel. : 0844 571 4444 (orders), 0800 316 4454 (customer care)
Email : customer.care@getcomposting.com
Website : www.cornwall.getcomposting.com (online shop)

One of the most effective ways of disposing of unwanted food waste is composting.

Cornwall Council often offers discounted Green Johanna hot-composters for sale via this website. They are particularly useful in gardens for recycling cooked food, bones, fish and meat in addition to green waste. Visit the above website or search the web for Green Johanna for more details

Alternatively, try a wormery which are handy for small flats and balconies. Visit https://www.wormery.co.uk or http://www.originalorganics.co.uk/Wormeries where advice is also available

date submitted: 2016-08-20 17:34:53 +01:00 by Phil Pearce, Category: Information


Love Food Hate Waste

Address: Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP)
Tel. :
Email : LFHW@wrap.org.uk
Website : www.lovefoodhatewaste.com

National website dedicated to providing information on recipes, planning meals, saving money on food plus many useful tips on avoiding and reducing food waste

date submitted: 2016-04-17 21:47:02 +01:00 by Phil Pearce, Category: Information


Penryn and Falmouth Foodbank

Address: Highway Community Centre, Church Road, Penryn, TR10 8DA
Tel. : 01326 618575
Email : foodbank@highwaychurch.co.uk
Website : highwaychurch.co.uk/community/penryn-and-falmouth-food-bank/

The Penryn and Falmouth Foodbank is part of a national network of foodbanks giving out donated non-perishable and in-date food to people in crisis. Boxes of food, packed by volunteers, are distributed in return for a voucher issued to those needing food by care professionals. Additional help and support is also often available.

The Foodbank is open Mondays and Wednesdays 10.00 a.m - 2.00 p.m.and Fridays 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Donations of food, funds and time are always welcome. Contact the Co-ordinator Sarah Simons on the contact number above if you can help

date submitted: 2016-05-20 19:00:39 +01:00 by Phil Pearce, Category: Food redistribution


Truro Foodbank

Address: Truro Methodist Church, Union Place, Truro TR1 1EP
Tel. : 07721 711669
Email : trurofoodbank@gmail.com
Website : www.truro.foodbank.org.uk

Non-perishable, in-date food is donated via schools, churches, retailers and individuals is boxed up by volunteers for distribution to those in food need in return for a voucher. Foodbank vouchers are issued by care professionals (e.g.doctors,health visitors,social services, CAB workers) to those in crisis. Other forms of support also available.

Truro Foodbank is open Monday and Thursday 10-1pm at Truro Methodist Church, Truro. Tuesdays 10-12pm at All Saints, Highertown, Truro, and Tuesdays, 10-12pm at St.Michael's Church, Perranporth.

Donations of food can be dropped off at All Saints every Tuesday 10-1pm or by using the dedicated baskets in Tescos, Sainsbury's and the Co-op, Truro

date submitted: 2016-05-29 16:17:28 +01:00 by Phil Pearce, Category: Food redistribution


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