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North Devon foodbanks in ‘urgent’ need of donations

PUBLISHED: 12:24 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:04 18 August 2017

Volunteers at Barnstaple foodbank - can you help donate items to Northern Devon Foodbank?

Volunteers at Barnstaple foodbank - can you help donate items to Northern Devon Foodbank?


Foodbanks in North Devon have run out of certain items of food, as demand peaks during the summer holidays for emergency food parcels.

Northern Devon Foodbank is in urgent need of supplies due to a high demand on the service.

The charity, which provides emergency food parcels to those in crisis, said it has run out of certain foods.

Foodbanks in Barnstaple, Bideford, Ilfracombe and South Molton said the school holidays had led to higher demand on the service.

They are currently in need of the following foods:

• Tinned Soup

• Long life Juice

• Long Life Milk

• Pasta Sauce

• Tinned Tomatoes

• Tinned Fruit

• Dried Milk

• Biscuits

If you can help, you can donate any items to the foodbanks in special baskets in local Tesco stores.

You can also drop them directly at the foodbanks at the following times:

Bideford, Pitt Lane: Mon, Weds and Fri, 10.30am-1.30pm.

Barnstaple, St John’s Community Centre: Mon, Weds and Fri, 10.30am-1.30pm.

Ilfracombe, Salvation Army Community Hall: Tues and Fri, 10.30am-1.30pm.

South Molton, YMCA Centre: Thursday, 10am-12.30pm.

Contact the Foodbank on their website or by calling 01237 422243.

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