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Dawlish Community Larder

Dawlish Community Larder is run on behalf of Helping Dawlish by ROC Dawlish. If you know anyone who might
need help, please do get in touch. It is not a foodbank but the larder will help where they can on a referral
basis. The larder is also helping to reduce food waste in Dawlish and surrounding area. A referral to the larder
can be done by one of the organisations involved in Helping Dawlish or ring 07584 052306 or 0772 999 8334.
These numbers are not operated 24 hours but will be responded to as soon as possible.
The larder are very grateful for any donations of food which can be dropped into the donations basket in The Hub Store, the Co-op or the Hope Centre. Needed most of all is: long-life milk, sugar, coffee, long-life juice, squash, tinned meals/pies, tinned soup, baked beans, rice, tinned dessert, biscuits, jam/honey, shower gel, shampoo, soap, toilet tissue. Please DO NOT donate fresh produce. If you wish to donate financially towards the running costs of the larder please visit: or ring the Town Council on 01626 863388.

Dawlish Community Larder and Schools – If you want to help with a donation?
ROC Dawlish and the Helping Dawlish food larder are working closely with our schools in town to help address
the issue of food poverty that families within our community are presently gripped with. A lack of food is a very
real issue for certain families, one that has had a worrying effect on how our children are being sent to school
and are being fed throughout the day. There is evidence of parents having to be selective in what meals their
children are eating daily; clearly a detrimental position for a growing person to be in.

At the beginning of this academic year, every school in town pre-empted this situation by coming to us and
expressing a need for food support through the larder. The larder has supported the schools by supplying food
parcels that are requested for individual families; by supporting the breakfast clubs; by supporting an onsite
school larder and by supplying fresh and dry store ingredients for an education food waste initiative.
Our schools do need your support. Any breakfast goods, fresh fruit and veg and healthy snacks (muesli bars
etc.) will be greatly appreciated. You can drop these off at the Hub Store or the Coop on the Strand, or at the
Hope Centre past Sainsbury’s (Tuesday or Sunday mornings preferably). For any further details on how you can
support our schools please use the email below. Thank you.

Adam Gidney, ROC Dawlish School and Family Mentor Coordinator –

Other food support 

Homeless in Teignbridge Support (HITS) Foodbank provides support for people in need throughout Teignbridge. Their normal opening times are Mon-Fri, 10-4 although they do offer emergency cover at all times. They need a referral from an agency such as the Citizens Advice Bureau or Job Centre, who have assessed your need. The referrer must phone them on 01626 906371.

Teignbridge Homeless Action Today foodbank offer many types of support for low-income and homeless members of the community, including providing food, toiletry and home start packs, information, mentoring, fuel top-ups and more. Just ask the school, CAB, surgery, Social Services, Housing Association, Salvation Army, Children’s Services, Job Centre, Housing office etc to give them a call or email. * If you are unable to get a referral, they will help on a one off basis, and for future help we accept proof of receipt of benefits. 01626 437310


Devon County Council website:
Free school meals
Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme

NHS website:
Healthy start programme

Collection points for the Dawlish Community Larder

If you wish to donate food to the larder we have a collection point in the Co-op along the Strand in Dawlish and you can also donate to the Living Hub Store along the Strand. From January to mid September 2022 the larder had helped over 550 adults and children and 60 pets as well as supplying many other local support outlets.
Donations of money to buy food can be made by the link below to Helping Dawlish via the Town Council website all monies are kept aside for Helping Dawlish projects.

Donate Today or Get Involved

Help Dawlish By Donating Today!

Ring Dawlish Town Council on: 01626 863388 (9.30am to 1.30pm Mon-Fri) who can take payments over the phone.