South Devon Food Alliance
Our food network brings together community providers of food for those who are affected by both the affordability and availability of food and of a healthy diet. It is important that we ensure people can access a healthy diet and sufficient food to secure the health of themselves and their families and households.
The Alliance brings together groups who are doing everything they can to safely deliver food onto the doorsteps or within local communities of those who are most at risk and is a great example of organisations coming together to help people who need it most.
Many of these organisations offer other services such as advice on financial planning or accessing benefits.
Dawlish Community Larder
07584052306 or 07711234948
Dawlish Community Larder is run on behalf of Helping Dawlish by ROC Dawlish. If you know anyone who might need help, please do get in touch. It is not a food-bank, but the larder will help where they can on a referral basis. A referral to the larder can be done by one of the organisations involved in Helping Dawlish or ring 07584 052306 or 07711 234 948.
These numbers are not operated 24 hours but will be responded to as soon as possible.
Homeless In Teignbridge Support (HITS)
Charity supporting members of the community in Teignbridge and surrounding rural areas with clothing, bedding, cutlery, and cooking essentials as well as food packages. This is done by referrals through professionals such as GPs, Citizen’s advice, Teignbridge district council, social workers etc.
THAT Food Bank
Small local charity based at 8 Queensway House, Buckland, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4BA.
We supply tailored to need food, toiletry and cleaning packs and new home packs. We also top up fuel keys and cards and offer bus passes. We regularly offer information and referrals for better outcomes and work closely with over 40 local professional agencies. We are open every weekday from 10.00 - 13.00. For basic packs we do not need an initial referral, but we do request this for new home packs and fuel top ups. Referrals can be obtained from CAB, Job Centre, Kingscare, schools,
housing associations, district council etc.
Newton Abbot Community Fridge
01626 365877 or 07880 703958
The Courtenay Centre, Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2QA
The fridge is available 24/7 for local people to either take food that isn't going to be used, from shops and supermarkets or surplus items donated by local people. The aim is to help prevent food wastage whilst also giving people a helping hand.
We offer emergency food and household supplies for those in need and well as a signposting service for clients who need to access support services. We have a free cafe where anyone can come in for a chat, cake, and a drink on a Friday morning from 10am at St Luke’s Church, Buckfastleigh.
Please where possible, phone them before coming as this allows them to have a chat about your needs to ensure they can have a suitable food parcel ready for them to collect.
Dartmoor Community Kitchen Hub
Covering Moorlands with the van stopping in Princetown, Horrabridge, Sheford and Bere Alston, That Dartmoor Community Kitchen Hub is a group of local chefs who provide home-cooked quality chilled meals using local ingredients. From only £3.95 for a freshly cooked main course, and £1.95 for a dessert, we have a range of over 48 meals along with side dishes, soups, and a whole lot more.
Feeding Devon is a passionate and dedicated network of more than 30 organisations – including food banks, food aid charities, community groups and voluntary organisations – committed to ending hunger in their local communities. The pilot aims to improve food crisis support across the region, ensuring that no child goes hungry and that no household – whether a family or a vulnerable individual – has to choose between ‘Heat or Eat’.
Feeding Devon supports the South Devon Food Alliance members by distributing food to members on a regular basis. They can distribute frozen meat products along with fresh fruit and vegetables as well as hygiene packs. They store ambient food for use by members as well as acting as a central point for the distribution of seasonal fruit and vegetables. To access this, visit the Feeding Devon website and become a member.
Bishopsteignton Free Food
Community run food boxes where people can take food items for free and donate food in return.
Some items may be best before, so it is good to check the food dates. Cleaning products may also be found. These are not run by a company or charity and are ran solely off members of the public donating so there is no guarantee that supplies will be in the box, it is best to search for them on Facebook and look for updates. They are in 2 destinations of Bishopsteignton, one being Fore Street, the other Lawns End.
Whistle Stop Café Teignmouth
The Whistle Stop Café in Teignmouth offer support for the community, including a pay it forward system, where someone may purchase a coffee for the next customer, and this continues. They also take soup out to people in the evenings, alongside offering free cooked breakfasts to the homeless.
Please either contact them of Facebook or ring the number provided for more information.
Alice Cross Centre (Teignmouth)
The Alice Cross centre is a community centre in the heart of Teignmouth, that provides facilities and activities aimed at improving and promoting health and wellbeing. The centre has been running for over 70 years. The Alice Cross Centre has recently reformulated its mission statement to look beyond the elderly and work more broadly within the wider community. Our centre is used to for a variety of events and activities including and not limited to; a memory café for Dementia patients and their Carers , a variety of exercise classes suitable for every ability, A Bereavement peer support group, Craft and art groups, essential IT classes and digital skills workshops, social evening events,
community meeting space, lunch services and crucially a hot meal delivery service to the home (servicing the more vulnerable and elderly residents of Teignmouth).
Customers can get an evening meal and a drink for just £4.99 and with kids eating for free, a family of four can enjoy a meal for under £10. Every weekday from 3pm, a ‘Daily Special’ will be discounted, the meal on offer will rotate each day and customers can choose from British roast
chicken served with chips and coleslaw, a hearty chicken tikka masala, a 9-piece breakfast brunch, a succulent British cheeseburger served with chips and coleslaw and the ultimate beer-battered fish and chips. The offer includes a drink and vegetarian alternatives are also available.
Healthy Start Vouchers
Healthy Start Vouchers can be used to support you to buy fruit, vegetables, and milk if you are on a low income, pregnant or have a child under 4 years old.
OLIO is a free app connecting people with their neighbours and with local shops so surplus food and other items can be shared, not thrown away.