With the cost of living on the rise, this autumn and winter is an uncertain time for many families.
Bodmin Foodbank is included within Wadebridge Foodbank’s support for a large area of north Cornwall, and can be found at Immanuel Church on Berrycoombe Road on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Also included in the foodbank’s network is Padstow, Camelford and the surrounding areas.
Between 1st April and 27th June 2022, the figures are up by 90% compared to the same period last year. At the time of writing, the number of people in emergency accommodation has risen by 300% from 2019 and the number of people fed by Wadebridge Foodbank is 1,234, with 504 of those being children.
Don’t forget about Our Gate, run by Revd Elaine Munday, pioneer minister of St Petroc’s Church, her husband Joseph and a team of volunteers from the community.
They work hard to provide bags of food, toiletry and household items on a little table outside their front gate, free for people to take if they need it, and are based in St Mary’s Crescent. Visit our blog post on Our Gate here https://www.bodminlife.com/post/ourgate-the-mission-to-support-the-community