|Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Foodbank?
A foodbank is a charity which provides food parcels to those who have a
Who can get a parcel?
Anyone who has a need who lives in the Okehampton area.
How many parcels can someone get?
The idea of the parcels is to help people in crisis and as such normally
3 parcels are provided but in special circumstances more can be
How do I get a parcel?
Food parcels are provided via a voucher scheme. Vouchers are available
from a wide range of sources - the CAB, Health Visitors, Room 13,
Ministers of churches. In an emergency trained volunteers with the
charity can issue parcels but we prefer to use local agencies.
Where do I get a parcel?
Food parcels are distributed during the drop-in session which runs every
Friday at Okehampton Baptist Church. (see timings and find out where we
are located here).
How can I donate?
We can accept food, cash and cheque donations. These can also be dropped
off, paid direct to the bank, or paid online using a debit or credit
For more details see the
How can I help?
Donations of food or money are always gratefully received -
also have a need for volunteers to assist with the Foodbank. Find out
more by e-mailing us