Welcome

The Sid Valley Food Bank
Sidmouth and the surrounding villages in east Devon are, in general, prosperous areas. But occasionally some people find themselves without food or the money to buy food.
The Food Bank was set up by local churches to help in times of crisis by distributing much needed provisions. Local Supermarkets Waitrose, Co-op, Tesco and Sidford Spar kindly support this initiative by providing collection points for food donations.

Lois - Food Bank Manager
Lois – Manager

News from Lois 13th January
It’s an up and down start to the new year; last week week we had eleven clients, this week only six. Not many organisations regard fewer clients as good news, but ours does. It means people are financially secure enough to feed themselves.

There remains homeless people in our area and beyond. Churches in Britain and Ireland are recognising the 22nd January as Homeless Sunday to give this issue wider publicity and to consider practical steps to alleviate the problem.

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Food wantedDonated food
We are well generally stocked, but there are a few items we need. Please see our Shopping List for details. We thank you for your support.

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We are keen to expand our list of volunteers. If you would like to help, there’s more information on our Volunteer page.

Gateway
Gateway LogoGateway was set up following a death in 2015 of a homeless person, and the second incident in November 2015 shows that help is needed, even in prosperous areas like ours. Click for more about Gateway.

Help with energy
gov.uk logoWhen it’s a problem buying food, it is a struggle to pay energy bills as well. The government’s Warm Home scheme provides support for those eligible.

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Organisations that can help with advice about benefits and grants are listed on our More Help page.

 

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We welcome comments and suggestions about our Food Bank. If you would like to leave a comment, please e-mail us at:
info@sidvalleyfoodbank.org.uk