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Donate food

Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.

Over 90% of the food distributed by the Northern Devon Foodbank is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food. Last year we distributed 31 tonnes of food throughout the North Devon and Torridge Districts

Our shopping list on the right shows the food items that we need right now.

If you are happy to drop off food donations, please see the table below for our food collection point locations:

Some of our food donation points     Opening hours Comments
Asda Superstore, Atlantic Village, Bideford 0700 – 2300 front of store near tills
Barclays Bank, 84 High St, Bideford EX39 2AL Banking hours inside front door to the left
Buckland Brewer Community Shop,  Ashtons Cottage, Buckland Brewer, Bideford EX39 5LW 0800 – 1800
Chittle Chatter Stores, High Street, Chittlehampton, Umberleigh EX37 9QN 0730-1300, 1400-1730 inside front door to the right
Waterside Cafe,   Chivenor Business Park, Braunton, Barnstaple EX31 4AY

Tuesday – Sunday

10:00 – 17:00

 Winter opening hours  (October – April)

  Tuesday – Friday

  10:00 – 4:00pm


  10:00 – 4.00pm

Tesco Extra, Barnstaple Retail Park, Barnstaple EX31 2AS 24 hours  front of store near tills
Tesco Superstore, Rose Ln, Barnstaple EX32 8PG 0600 – 0000 front of store near entrance
Tesco Superstore, Manteo Way, Bideford EX39 4AJ 0700 – 2200  front of store near tills
Tesco Superstore, Vellator Way, Braunton EX33 2FB 0600 – 0000 front of store near entrance
Tesco Superstore, Old Barnstaple Rd, Ilfracombe EX34 8PF 0600 – 0000  front of store near tills

Many local Churches have drop off points including:

Holy Trinity Church, Church Hill, Ilfracombe, EX34 8EE

St Peter’s Church, Highfield Rd, Ilfracombe, EX34 9LH


East The Water Primary School, Mines Rd, Bideford EX39 4BZ School Hours
Kings Arms, 7 The Quay, Bideford EX39 2HW
Monday 12:00 -23:00
Tuesday 12:00- 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 23:00
Thursday 12:00 – 23:00
Friday 12:00 – 00:00
Saturday 12:00 –00:00
Sunday 12:00 – 23:00
William Pearce & Son Funeral Directors, 3 Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, EX34 8BL
CALL US 24 HOURS A DAY ON 01271 829532
Fremington Medical Centre, Beards Rd, Fremington, Barnstaple EX31 2PG
Monday 08:00 – 18:00
18:30 – 19.30*
Tuesday 08:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 – 18:00
Thursday 08:00 – 18:00
Friday 08:00 – 18:00
Weekend closed
in the Reception area
Costcutter Fremington, 2 Higher Rd, Fremington, Barnstaple EX31 3BG Monday – Sunday 07:00 – 22:00
Costcutter Lynton, 15-16 Lee Rd, Lynton EX35 6BP Monday – Saturday 07:00 – 22:00, Sunday 08:00 – 20:00
Costcutter Forches 16-20 Forches Ave, Barnstaple EX32 8EE Monday – Saturday 07:00 – 21:00, Sunday 08:00 – 21:00
Costcutter Northam, 4-6 The Square, Northam, Bideford EX39 1AR  Monday – Friday 07:00 – 22:00, Saturday 08:00 – 22:00, Sunday 08:00 – 21:00
Early Years and Childcare Service, Taw View, North Walk, Barnstaple, EX31 1EE 09:00 – 17:00

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other nearby foodbanks to support their work particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people wherever in the UK they are.

Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food.

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