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THAT - Supporting Our Local Community
We 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 us a call or email.
* If you are unable to get a referral, we will help on a one off basis, and for future help we accept proof of receipt of benefits.
WE ARE OPEN
Thanks to the dedication of our Manager and volunteer team our services remain available to all in need in the Teignbridge area and deliveries to those self isolating can be arranged.
We operate in a Covid Safe environment.
We would be grateful to receive donations of money and food as well as things like cooking and kitchen utensils, bedding,towels, etc, pet food and baby food.
See our DONATE page for more detail.
* We currently do not require home supplies ie bedding, kitchen untensils etc.
Who are THAT?
We are Teignbridge Homeless Action Today (THAT Food Bank), a non-profit organisation based in Buckland which is actively working to alleviate poverty in our community.
We aim to assist our clients by supplying them with essential items such as food, toiletries and home start packs, providing fuel key top ups and offering information and a place to chat.
As well as helping members of the community with issues that need immediate attention, we also strive to ensure that our clients have fewer problems in the future by working together to address the underlying issues that are causing the problem and taking steps to minimise them.
WE HAVE BEEN AWARDED THE QUALITY ASSURANCE MARK.
HELP FROM LOCAL STORES
We couldn't do our vital work without the help and support of local stores. We collect non-perishable food donated at Tesco's, ASDA, Ley Lane Convenience store, Abbotskerswell Village Store and Blackpool School. We also receive fresh short dated food from Tesco's, Aldi and Co-op, and hold collection days at ASDA and Tesco's. Special thanks go to their community champions - Jane and Janette.
Why is THAT important?
Poverty isn't a problem which only affects developing countries. Did you know that 1 in 5 people in the UK are living below the poverty line? There are 2.3 million children living in poverty in this country and 63% of these are in a family in which someone works.
According to surveys, Teignbridge is the most deprived area in Devon and Buckland and Milber are "in the most deprived 10% of all areas in the country".
This is why charities like THAT are so important to our community. We aim to provide individuals and families living in poor conditions with much-needed support whilst working to eradicate deprivation and poverty.
We now have a new simple basic cook book based on a food pack and some fresh food which we can provide.
See a preview by following the link.....
The amazing Spectrum Music collected for us throughout December 2019. Here they are with the cheque.
A great day at Kingsteignton Ram Roast Fair. Prizes donated by many businesses.
June 6 2020 - A visit from Adam, Emma and Cameron who did a sponsored cycle ride to raise funds. Well done !
15 December. Baker Estates Ltd property developers have donated 24 large fresh turkeys to us. WOW ....24 very happy referred families