CCP FoodShare is an emergency foodbank for people and families in times of crisis. These are generally ordinary people who suddenly find themselves facing poverty and hunger due to loss of salary, change in benefits, unexpected large bills, illness or family breakdown.

The FoodShare scheme provides food parcels to cover the immediate crisis or to give support in the intervening period before statutory agencies can begin ongoing longer term assistance. In an average year, we will distribute around 800 food parcels from Cheltenham 1st Stop and through the network of CCP support workers in Gloucestershire and further afield.

Indications are that in Universal Credit areas the demand for food parcels increases by about 17%, with some foodbanks reporting an increase of up to 60%.

Whilst FoodShare gratefully receives donations of food items from members of the public, churches, schools and businesses, there are times when our stocks run out and we need to purchase non-perishable items to replenish the supply and ensure we can support everyone who needs emergency food.

Please click on the Donate button at the top of the page to make a cash donation to CCP FoodShare. Your support can be the difference between a family in crisis eating or not eating. You can also choose to set up a fundraising page in support of CCP FoodShare.

We will also be happy to accept donations of food items at 340 High Street, Cheltenham, or, for larger amounts, please contact us on 0300 365 8999 to arrange collection.