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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 more than 80 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 some of our food collection point locations:

Some of our
food donation points
    Opening hours Comments
Asda Superstores,
Barnstaple & Bideford
0700 – 2300 Front of store near tills
Lidl, Clovelly Rd, Bideford EX39 3QU Monday – Saturday 08:00 – 22:00, Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
Lidl, Barnstaple Retail Park, Sticklepath Terrace, Sticklepath, Barnstaple EX31 2BP Monday – Saturday 08:00 – 20:00, Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
Lidl, Old Station Rd, Barnstaple EX32 8PB Monday – Saturday 08:00 – 22:00, Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
Lidl, Wilder Rd, Ilfracombe EX34 8BS Monday – Saturday 08:00 – 22:00, Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
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
Weekends:  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
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 – 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
Spar, Blights Motors, Clovelly Rd,
Bideford EX39 3ET
Monday – Saturday 07:00 -22:00
Sunday 08:00 – 22:00
HSBC, Alexandra House, The Quay, Bideford EX39 2AF Monday – Friday 10:00 – 14:00

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis.  Occasionally we send food to other local food banks to support their work, particularly if they experience shortages.  This ensures your donations go to help the people most in need.

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

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