Welcome

About 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.

A voucher system is used for those in need of food. Our Get Food Help page gives more details.

Andrea Miles
Manager Andrea Miles

News 12th October
There seems to be little slackening of demand for our services as we start moving towards Christmas.

Food wantedDonated food
Because we are so busy, the generous donations from the Harvest Festival are being used up. Please see our Shopping List for our urgent needs.

Our Donate Food page lists the places you can leave it for collection, and our Donate Cash page shows ways you can give money if you prefer. As always, we thank you for your help, in whatever form it takes.

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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.

Mustard Seed Cafe

Mustard Seed Cafe
The cafe is also a christian bookshop, situated opposite the Unitarian church. There are joint initiatives between it and the Food Bank.

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.