DCFA food launched in Lostwithiel Community Centre
Saturday 11th October 2014
Today, Saturday 11th October, Bishop Tim Thornton officially opened the new food depot at Lostwithiel Community Centre for the Devon and Cornwall Food Association.
The Devon and Cornwall Food Association (DCFA) already has depots in Plymouth and Exeter, but this is the first to be opened in Cornwall. The depot is in the disused squash court of the Community Centre.
Food is collected from retail and wholesale outlets - anything that is useable and in-date, not selling or factory seconds - and is offered for free to organisations and community groups.
The Lostwithiel facility is not a foodbank; it fills a gap in the supply chain, prevents food going to landfil and instead going to those who need it, helping to reduce food poverty
Bishop Tim is currently leading an all-party Parliamentary inquiry into food poverty along with Sarah Newton, MP for Truro. and Falmouth.