Foodbank

Even if you have never used a foodbank before you may find yourself needing our help. There are many different reasons you may need to need some help:
  • Unexpected change of circumstances
  • Benefit delay or changeover to universal credit
  • Relationship breakdown meaning income greatly reduced
  • Struggling with debts
  • Children home over the school holidays

Because of Covid-19 you cannot turn up at our office without an appointment so if you need food you need to contact us in plenty of time. Please call us on 01884 255606 between 10:00 -12:00 Monday – Friday and we will assess your situation and see how we can help best. We may offer a crisis pack or a monthly booster pack.

We will also talk to you about how we can help you manage in the future because we know a foodbank is not a long term solution.

If you have no credit then you can contact us here and and we will call you. 

Please see below for other emergency food provision locations in Mid Devon.

Our foodbank in funded by donations and run by volunteers, please click here to find out more about how you can help

Donate to CHAT this Christmas, to help put a smile on somebody’s face. This year, we’re asking for your donations, whether they be large or small, anything you give, could help shape someone’s life this Christmas. 

We are trying to raise a collection of food items, to be parceled together and sent out to those whom need them. Please donate your food items (please see the image on the top left for reference) at CHAT, or in one of our local collection boxes, by the 26th November.

When you call we will complete a telephone assessment.  By asking these questions about why you need our help we get the full picture and can help you in the best possible way.  

We will talk to you about what items you may need and what cooking facilities you have. We will also ask you about your income and we will want to see if there is anything else we can help you with

If we can help we will offer a crisis pack or a monthly booster pack and explain how to get further help if you need it 

By asking these questions we can understand how best to help you, but also gather important statistics about foodbank use in our area. 

Please remember: we will not be able to organise food for the same day and can only take enquiries for food between 10:00 -12:00 Monday – Friday.