Rockpool help for CPR Foodbank

Don Gardner (l) with Rockpool head chef Ryan Venning

A popular Cornish restaurant is launching a new Christmas menu to offer boxed, restaurant-quality food to enjoy at home – while also helping to feed Cornwall’s poorest communities.

For every meal sold from The Rockpool’s new festive feast menu, it will donate produce to the Camborne, Pool & Redruth (CPR) Foodbank, enabling the charity to provide five meals to the most in need Cornish families.

Last year the CPR Foodbank fed approximately 300 families 1,800 Christmas dinners – a figure likely to increase to over 2,000 this December.

The Rockpool, which is situated by the beach at Godrevy near Hayle, is also offering a Christmas dinner delivery service for the most vulnerable customers in the local area who’d like to order their Christmas dinner but are shielding or unable to collect.

Don Gardner, who runs the CPR Foodbank and recently rose to national prominence on the BBC’s Cornwall with Simon Reeve programme, said: “It’s wonderful to have been approached by The Rockpool and we’re so pleased to have them as a friend of the CPR Foodbank. This time of the year is especially challenging for so many Cornish families. Their support means we can focus on what we do best – helping those in need.”