Another Foodbank Opens As Devon Struggles

Another foodbank has opened in north Devon to meet the emergency needs of local people struggling to feed their families.

It's an off-shoot  of the Bideford foodbank which has already expanded since opening in July.

Only customers who've been referred to the foodbank with a voucher will be able to collect supplies.  Each will be given three days worth of meals.

The Barnstaple centre's being run from the Salvation Army Hall in Oakleigh Road and will be open on Fridays between 10.30am and 1.30pm.

Terry Thorpe told our reporter Wendy Buckingham  that they had no idea what sort of need there was when the first foodbank opened in Bideford in the summer...  CLICK HERE

Anyone interested can contact Bideford Foodbank on 07874 206438 or email

Agencies wanting to register as a Foodbank Distributor can also use those contact details to request a distributor’s handbook.