Food support work in East Devon

We support residents who need help with food in a variety of ways.

We created the East Devon Food Hub in 2020 to help food providers from all the major towns in East Devon work more closely together sharing gluts of food, equipment and information.  The hub meets several times a year and has a WhatsApp group for regular contact.

We set up a project where waste food is bought from FareShare in Bristol to East Devon and is distributed to a number of foodbanks and community fridges and larders around the district by Exeter Food Action.

We support tenants to run a community larder on the Millwey estate in Axminster where waste food from supermarkets and from the food hub deliveries is given to local residents each week.

We also deliver food directly to a small number of tenants in Axminster who have an identified need.

Through this project we work with national charity FareShare, local charity Exeter Food Action and other food providers including Broadclyst foodbank, Honiton Food Save, Littleham Community Fridge, Ottery Larder and Sid Valley Foodbank.

This work fits with the council’s Poverty Reduction Strategy by maximising people’s incomes, strengthening families and communities, promoting an inclusive economy and improving health. It also supports our climate change objectives by supporting supermarkets’ agreements with government to reduce waste and redistributing it so reducing CO2.

If you would like to know more about this project or other food providers in East Devon please contact the Community Development team or phone 01395 517453