LAST December, in addition to our usual food parcels, Crediton Foodbank was able to handout festive hampers providing for 176 adults and children.

The hampers contained everything for a Christmas lunch, plus some other treats and gifts.

In recent months, we have also been able to give out 50 slow cookers to our most vulnerable clients.

None of this would be possible without the generous donations of local individuals, charities and businesses, so on behalf of the staff, volunteers and trustees of the Foodbank, we’d like to say a big thank you if you’ve donated money, food or time to the Foodbank in recent months.

Right now, inflation and the cost of living is adding stress and uncertainty to many lives.

The Foodbank exists to reduce some of the burden that many are facing, in a non-judgemental and accessible way.

It might be a one-off safety net for some, or a reliable lifeline for others.

The Foodbank is about to employ a “Community Support Advisor” to provide more holistic support to those who want it.

In addition to the usual food parcels, this extra capacity means we’ll be able to offer support and referrals on topics like bills, budgeting, debt, health and more.

Again, recruiting this role would not be possible without the generosity of our supporters – thank you.

If you’ve been considering giving a one-off or regular donation to the Foodbank, you can find out more from our Treasurer Lee by emailing [email protected] , or you can donate directly and securely by visiting: and following the “Donate Now” button.

Cllr Elizabeth Lloyd (née Wainwright)

Sandford and Creedy Ward, Mid Devon

Trustee, Crediton Foodbank