We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why the Northern Devon Foodbank provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people in crisis who are referred to us.
How to get support:
If you need help from our foodbank there are a few simple steps to follow.
In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation we work with local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis. Agencies we work with include: Citizens Advice, housing support officers, children’s centres, health visitors, social services and some local charities.
1.Get in touch with us.
If you call or email the foodbank we can talk through your situation and put you in touch with a relevant local agency. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Contact the referral agency
They will discuss your situation and supply you with a foodbank voucher where appropriate. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the majority of referrers to Exeter Foodbank are now also able to make e-referrals – they may be able to assess your situation remotely and give you a referral code via phone, text or email without seeing you face-to-face.
3. Bring your foodbank voucher or e-referral code to your nearest foodbank centre, or speak to the agency referring you about delivery.
You can find a list of our local centres and opening times here. When you arrive, we’ll welcome you with a warm drink and our trained volunteers will chat with you about your situation. We’ll also discuss any dietary needs you may have and exchange your foodbank voucher for a parcel of three days of emergency food. We’ll also help to support you in any other ways that we can. Most of our foodbank centres offer a café style environment and our aim is to provide non-judgemental support at the point of crisis.