2 funds to help residents in crisis

Looe Town Council is joining forces with Liskeard and Looe Foodbank to promote the Foodbank service. Foodbank believe no one in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why they provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in a crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

How to give

Liskeard and Looe Foodbank have seen a 400% increase in requests for food parcels since lockdown and rely on the generosity of local people to provide stocks of non perishable items like, pasta, rice, long life milk, tinned meats and vegetables and pasta. If you would like to help you can leave donations of these essentials and any treats in the Fore Street Co Op in East Looe. Visit the Liskeard and Looe Foodbank donation page.

In need of help?

If you are in crisis then Foodbank is here to help. Please contact the Foodbank direct for signposting advice 07512 011452 (Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00). https://liskeardlooe.foodbank.org.uk. Alternatively contact the Looe Town Council Clerk, Cllr Edwina Hannaford, the Cornwall Councillor for Looe West, Lansallos and Lanteglos or Cllr Armand Toms, the Cornwall Councillor for Looe East, who can all issue e-vouchers.

Because of Covid 19 restrictions boxes are currently delivered discreetly to your home. Any referral is treated in the strictness confidentiality.

Covid 19 Hardship Fund

During lockdown Looe Town Council established the C19 Looe Hardship Fund to give people a helping hand at this very difficult time. The fund is a collaboration between Looe Town Council, the Cornwall Councillor for Looe West Cllr Edwina Hannaford, the Cornwall Councillors for Looe East Cllr Armand Toms, Looe Valley Rotary Club, Looe Development Trust and administered by Paul Penhaligan of the Rusty Bucket Charity. The fund can offer partial support towards your mortgage or rent, utility bills, or costs of travel to work and even contribute to replace essential household items or personal items and food. To access the fund just fill in the form on  our Covid-19 page. Alternatively if you need to talk through your needs you can call the Rusty Bucket on 07896515334 or if you have limited credit on your phone to complete this form, you can also text this number and someone will call you back within 24 hours.