About the Food Bank

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.

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The Food Bank was set up in 2012 by local churches to help in times of crisis by distributing much needed provisions. In February 2021 it became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered in England No.  1193364.

Local Supermarkets Waitrose, Co-op and Lidl kindly support this initiative by providing collection points for food donations. More collection points are on our Donate Items page.

A number of other local businesses support us with donations.

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