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Sid Valley Food Bank moving to new premises

  • by JW

Can you help set things up?


The Food Bank is clearly providing a fantastic service – and throughout the year:

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It gets a huge amount of support, as this letter to the Guardian recently showed:

 At the food bank in Sidmouth where I volunteer we have always provided fresh milk, which we buy in, and bread that is kindly donated by a local baker. We are fortunate to get regular cash donations that are used to buy fresh fruit and vegetables from a local greengrocer. We also provide cheese and eggs.
Molly Lee
Sidmouth, Devon

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Now it needs to make a move, as reported on its own website:


Spring 2020 Update

It has been busy throughout the winter, helping on average 30 clients per week. During opening hours, other agencies supported clients, including Healthy Homes Exeter who advise on the best deals for domestic energy accounts.

Our present accommodation is not sustainable for the current demands on our service, so we are moving to Sidmouth Youth Centre, with the 1st phase planned to start March 12th 2020. We envisage the move will be completed by the end of April, depending on how quickly we complete phase 2, which is to make the new unit fit for purpose.

We have put out a general request to the community to help with phase 2, which includes obtaining fixtures and fittings and physical skills to assemble storage. See the Sidmouth Herald article here. If you can help in any way, please contact Andie Milne at or by using Facebook.

The move will streamline the service and help develop support groups, such as a lunch club with sessions to help with CV’s, interview techniques, and budgeting.