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Sid Valley Food Bank moves to new premises

  • by JW

“Everyone has pulled together to ensure that no one in the community has to go without the basic necessities.”


In Exeter this coming Wednesday 15th July, Rediscover Church in Northernhay Street is holding a special ‘Food Hub’  for anyone finding it difficult to buy food.

Free food for people struggling in Exeter – Radio Exe


Meanwhile, in Sidmouth, the Food Bank has just moved to its newly renovated distribution base at Sidmouth Youth Centre, manager Andrea Miles telling Nub News: “It’s been a true community effort. Everyone has pulled together to ensure that no one in the community has to go without the basic necessities.”

Sid Valley Food Bank says 'thank you' to the Sidmouth community |


With a further message on their website:

The move to our new premises is under way and will be fully operational from 14th July. We are liaising with our partner agencies and existing clients to ensure a smooth transition. On behalf of myself and everyone associated with the Sid Valley Food Bank I would like to say a heartfelt thank you for all the support we have had at the Unitarian Chapel over the last 8 years.

Sid Valley Food Bank

Sid Valley Food Bank – Home | Facebook


There are other schemes at work:


Health and Local Food for Families (HALFF) provide free cooking classes and demonstrations in schools and community centres across the area. They have also started a Food Hub shop and cafe in Axminster, which sells locally grown fruit and vegetables and healthy ready meals, and provides an additional income stream for the charity.

A helping hand to healthy eating

Food Poverty and Fair Access to Food – Devon Community Foundation


Devon and Cornwall Food Action (DCFA) work with food producers and supermarkets to redistribute surplus food to those in need. 

Devon and Cornwall Food Action – Devon & Cornwall Food Action


The Food Waste Hero programme connects neighbours with each other and Food Waste Hero volunteers with local businesses, to share food (and other things) rather than chuck them away.

Looking for Food Waste Heroes – Vision Group for Sidmouth