We did it
On 13th May 2022 we successfully raised £2,901 ( + est. £70.00 Gift Aid ) with 24 supporters in 72 days

To fund a part-time co-ordinator to pick up and distribute spare 'waste' food to local people in need.

by Mark Jones in Dawlish, Devon, United Kingdom

National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund

We’re taking part in the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund. Donations to our project will be matched by the fund up to the value of £250 per donation to help us overcome the effects of the pandemic.

Please note only one donation per supporter will be matched by the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund.

Who are we?

We are a key partner in 'Helping Dawlish', a collaborative team of 12 local organisations, including the main charities and the town council, which was set up in response to the pandemic, but is looking to continue beyond it to help make Dawlish a safer, kinder community. 

What's the need?

The funds donated during the pandemic have only just run out. In addition to food donations, we regularly need to buy food items and pay for a project co-ordinator (0.2FTE) and a team of volunteers to drive around picking up food from where it is not needed and delivering it to where it is needed. This money will help us continue to support struggling isolated families throughout the remainder of 2022 in the wake of Covid-19. 

Who are we helping?

Many of our clients are struggling with health, financial, relational and mental health issues. We also supply fresh produce weekly to three local schools, who are able to get it to hard-to-reach families who are reluctant to come forward for help. The fresh, healthy produce we can provide, in addition to the usual tins and packets that most food banks provide, will reduce food waste, help reduce the negative impact of climate change (40% greenhouse gases come from food waste - UN data), whilst improving the diet, health, immune systems and sense of wellbeing in our community. 

Why we need your help

Without this grant, we will only be able to offer a much reduced service, redistributing the small amount of tins and packets donated and not making use of the fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and other goods we are currently putting to good use.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

We'll give you a back-stage tour around the larder, at your convenience, (real world or virtual) and share with you some personal heart-warming (anonymous) stories of some of the people we've been able to help.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

We'll personally thank you by texting or WhatsApping you.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

We'll thank you with a personal phone call to say 'Hi!', ask something about you, and tell you a bit about the project.

£75 or more

£75 Reward

We'll chat with you in person or virtually to say a big "Thank you!" and get to know something about you, and share some (anonymous) stories from the project.

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