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Exeter Foodbank returns to Beacon Centre on Friday 22nd May

Lots of people are struggling during these difficult times and the Beacon Centre is here to help.  We are pleased to announce that Exeter Foodbank is returning this Friday 22 May, 10am – 12noon.

Volunteers at this amazing charity are working incredibly hard to support people in need. The foodbank will operate a little differently from normal, you will be given a box of food and there will be a one-way system in place.

If you have never been to a foodbank before, like many people who have been helped over the past two months, we understand that coming in might be difficult, but please do not go without as you’ll find our volunteers welcoming and helpful.

The foodbank is here to support people who have little or no money to buy food. There is no other form of eligibility or criteria.   The foodbank says that they

  • support people who receive benefits.
  • support people who do not receive benefits.
  • support older people, young people, families and single people.
  • support people who are employed and people who are looking for employment.

The foodbank has served over 250 people a week in the current times. They work with almost every school, every church, every charity and many other community groups to ensure that no-one goes hungry.

The foodbank will operate a little differently from normal, you will be given a box of food and there will be a one-way system in place.

We’re also aware that due to the Covid-19 crisis, many more people are in need of foodbank support for the first time – and the myriad of new information available can be overwhelming. 

The Exeter Foodbank have tried to break key points down into these two simple guides, which are being made available to everyone who receives food from the foodbank at this time.

Please help us make sure no-one in Exeter goes hungry.