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Crediton Foodbank began as a ‘Christians Together in Crediton’ initiative, providing emergency food for local people in crisis in Crediton and the surrounding villages.
There are families in our area that are struggling to put food on the table, because for people on low incomes, a sudden crisis – redundancy, benefit delay or even an unexpected bill - can mean going hungry. Every day, parents are skipping meals to feed their children and adults are forced to choose between paying the rent, heating or eating.
The Foodbank is run mainly on a voluntary basis and operates from the Manse - next door to the Congregational Church in Crediton. Everyone referred is treated with the strictest confidence, by caring, non-judgemental people.
Crediton Foodbank also offers people support such as financial advice, referring and signposting to other agencies, including counselling, and works closely with other agencies in the area.
To use the service: Should anyone need a food parcel, or perhaps know of someone else who does, then referrals can be made through the normal agencies such as doctors, schools, Citizen’s Advice, CHAT, etc. Alternatively, the coordinator can be contacted direct, details above. Please note the opening hours are office hours.
Donations: Food donations can be made direct to the Foodbank during opening hours or through the collection bins in Tesco, Morrison’s or the Coop. Pet food can also be donated at Mole Avon. All current needs can be found on our Facebook page.
Financial donations are also very welcome, these are used in several ways. First, they are used to buy fresh produce each week: chicken, mince, sausages, cheese, eggs, fresh veg, etc. and to stock any gaps on the shelves. Second, they are used to employ a coordinator. Third, they are occasionally used to support people with household energy bills. Donors may specify how they want their donations to be used.
Crediton Foodbank would like to thank everyone who regularly donates. The Foodbank couldn’t exist without your support and we are frequently overwhelmed by the generosity of our community.