Christmas: Merry Christmas from all of us here at the Tavistock Food Bank. Although this is a time of cheer and joy, this is also a time to remember those less fortunate than ourselves. We remember those who are in crisis. We have been, astounded by the publics generosity this year and hope that together have helped to ease the strains and stresses of those in crisis.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! From the Tavistock Food Bank team.

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This foodbank is open

Each Friday from 10.00am - 2.00pm

The United Reformed Church,
Russell Street,
Tavistock,PL19 8BD

for more information contact us

Telephone:  07941436149


Donate food

We rely on food donations to feed local people in crisis. From pasta to puddings, please give in-date non-perishable food. Download our shopping list 

Welcome to the Tavistock Food Bank's very own Newsletter page!
Here you can stay in the loop on everything going on.
Including regular updates and updates every Friday!

This week:

Food Bank Thanks.
This year has been an amazing year for the Foodbank and all of us here at the Tavistock team would like to thank you for all your support and help this year, we hope we have made an impact on the community!
We hope this support continues throughout the coming year.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Foodbank, Tavistock

Alerts for Cold Weather:

As the weather becomes colder and more bitter, it is important that we remember that food is more important to keep us warm and going than ever. Please spare a minute and drop by your local Foodbank to donate anything you can. Every little really will make a difference.

Kristins Story

Kristin, aged 54, was not so long ago a volunteer herself who with her late husband and others, helped serve elderly people a Christmas dinner organised by the URC.
She told the Tavistock Times Gazette: ‘Being American I did not know a lot of people in the town to help me. I had no financial means, no food, no heating, I was desperate.
‘I had to swallow a lot of pride just to ask for help as I felt I was losing my dignity but I can’t praise the Tavistock Area Foodbank volunteers enough. They made me so welcome.
‘It wasn’t just the food that I badly needed, they gave me more than that, they gave me emotional support, even a hug, and treated me like a human being. I can’t thank them enough and I know I have found here some friends for life.’Read real stories of lives changed by the foodbank.



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