New Home Needed For Food Charity

6 June 2018, 13:54 | Updated: 6 June 2018, 14:02

Charity needs a new home

Looking for a new home - the Plymouth charity that helps give food to those most in need.

DCFA are looking for new premises as their current home has been sold for development. 

They need space of around 7,000 sq ft and space for offices, a rest room and storage space. 

The charity'recycles' in-date food that would otherwise go to waste to vulnerable communities in Devon and Cornwall. 

With three hubs, in Plymouth, Exeter and Liskeard, the charity works through volunteers to identify suitable suppliers (retailers/producers) and to intercept food supplies. 

In doing so it also saves on landfill space, Landfill Tax, CO2 emissions and tackles food poverty. 

It should also be noted that DCFA is not a Foodbank. Foodbanks issue food to individuals whereas DCFA issues only to charitable organisations that feed the disadvantaged in our communities. 

DCFA has so far saved 80 community groups across Devon & Cornwall over £400,000 on food, which those groups are now able to spend on their core aims, better serving the community. 

This equates to over 145 tonnes of food which would have gone to landfill and a carbon emissions saving of almost 70 tonnes! They estimate that we currently support over 1660 individuals through the groups we work with. 

DCFA is a registered charity, for further information contact 01752 651 800 email: dcfa.chaz@gmail.com twitter: @Fooddcfa