Welcome to the West Somerset Food Cupboard.
This site is for agency use only
If you need food urgently please contact your local church, West Somerset Advice, Job Centre Plus, Children’s Centre, YMCA or any other professional you are in contact with to request help.
or you may ring 0800 802 1808 24 hr answerphone for further information.
Information for Agencies
The food cupboard is part of a network of services to prevent social exclusion, financial hardship and for the alleviation of poverty. The Food cupboard shares data with Somerset Intelligence and we would be grateful if agencies would complete a form to provide simple records about people who need food in the area, this data is also needed to protect future services .
This site can be used in two ways:
Agencies can order food boxes for individuals and arrange collection at West Somerset Advice in Minehead or The Sanctuary in Watchet. You or your client will receive a confirmation email with an id number that may be used to collect a parcel.
Collection in Minehead is Monday – Friday 10 -3pm or by arrangement
Collection in Watchet is Monday – Friday 2 – 4pm
Order direct from the food cupboard – agencies can continue to collect parcels from the food cupboard to distribute to clients. The bulk order and pre-order facility will alert the food cupboard to the number of boxes needed and of any special dietary requirements. Notice is needed to supply food for special diets 48 hours would be helpful. if you order in bulk please complete an individual order form once you have distributed the parcel.
Food will of course continue to be available to all in need and the information is not a requirement, however your co-operation would be appreciated as the data will also assist us financially.