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Who We Are

We have been operating the Newton Abbot and Teignbridge Food Bank since September 2011. Most of the food is bought with donations from local councillors; individuals; local businesses and a collection bin for food outside Tesco and also Sainsburys. We would like to thank the customers of both of these stores for their continued generosity. The food is used to continue our support to those in crisis, which include the Homeless, Vulnerable, Young or Old and Families in Crisis. Each food bag or box of non-perishable food contains enough food for a minimum of three days for one person. We also supply a toiletry pack for one person and also a home starter pack.

At the distribution point the person is offered the chance to have a chat whilst waiting for their food parcel to be completed, and they may be offered help in finding other professionals who can assist them with their individual problems. Other than the food packs we are also looking for help with the toiletry and home starter packs which are listed below:

Toiletry Pack

Razor with blades
Medium size towel
Bar of soap
Shower gel
Tooth Brush and Tooth Paste
Toilet Rolls
Sanitary Towels or Tampons

Home Starter (Moving-In) Pack

Electric Kettle / Has to be new
Toaster / Has to be new
Washing up liquid/Washing Up Bowl/Cloth
Washing powder
Dusters (2)
Tea Towels (2)
Dustpan & Brush
Dinner plate, Small plate, Cereal bowl, Mug
Knife, Fork, Spoon & Teaspoon
Frying pan, Saucepan (Small) and (Medium)
Tin Opener
Wooden spoon (spatula)
Cheese Grater
Medium Towel
Toilet Brush
Chopping Board and Knife Set
Duvet/Sheet/ Pillow and Pillow-Case
Plastic Container