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Help with Childcare costs is changing

Save money on childcare costs

Childcare is one of the biggest costs facing working families today. The Government is extending their childcare offer to make it more affordable and accessible for parents to reduce the barriers that may be preventing some parents from working.   What’s changing? At the moment, all parents in Devon are entitled to up to 15 hours a week […]

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Action for Children at the foodbank – 8th March

Protecting and supporting young people and children

Action for Children are visiting the foodbank cafe on Friday 8th March between 10am and 12 midday. They offer a huge range of support, ranging from – help for families with disabled children services for young carers free or low-cost parenting classes through our children’s centres running events for prospective foster parents Please come and […]

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What’s new at Buckfastleigh Foodbank?

Did you know we’re so much more than a foodbank? Our new Financial Inclusion grant from the Trussell Trust has enabled us to secure an Advisor from Citizen’s Advice to be regularly available at Buckfastleigh Foodbank to support our clients. This service has already proved to be an extremely popular and essential facility, connecting local […]

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We’re closed on Good Friday

Buckfastleigh Foodbank will be closed on Friday 7th April 2023. To collect a food parcel, please call us on 01364 644485 before Friday 31st March, or you can email us at [email protected]. Buckfastleigh Foodbank can provide you with food supplies, support and advice if you are struggling to make ends meet.  A representative from Citizens […]

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NEW! – Bookbank running alongside the Foodbank

Stuck at home? Needing books to read? Help is here!  

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Foodbank during the coronavirus outbreak

Although Friday morning Foodbank sessions in St Luke’s Church are not operating during the coronavirus outbreak we are still very much operational, supplying food to families and individuals in Buckfastleigh. Contact 01364 255819 or 07730575312 for help.

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During the coronavirus outbreak

During the coronavirus outbreak St Luke’s Church is closed, and so our normal Friday morning sessions are not running. If you need help, please make contact using the details on the Contact page.

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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