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Supporting Our Local Community

8 Queensway House, Queensway, Newton Abbot TQ12 4BA

                   01626 437310; thatfoodbank@gmail.com

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 to Tesco's community champion -  Janette.

OPENING TIMES

Mon     10.00-13.00

Tue      10.00-13.00

Wed     10.00-13.00

Thur     10.00-13.00

Fri        10.00-13.00

We will be closed on Mon 29 May

Need help?

THAT foodbank offer support to anyone in the Teignbridge area who is in financial difficulties.  You can contact us by phone or email (see "Get help for details or click link below).

We provide food packs containing basic items, including fresh products when available, hygiene/cleaning packs and fuel top-ups.  See our "Get help" page for further details.  (We accept proof of receipt of benefit)

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.

Support us

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.

Currently we are in particular need of sugar, coffee, jam, tinned potatoes, tinned/packet custard.

See our DONATE page for more detail.

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Christmas 2022 

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Jean (That Vice-chair) & Martin (St Marychurch Co-op Manager) May 2023- amazing food donations - many thanks.

Thanks to the Newton Abbot Rotary for their donation of eggs in 2023

Ride Til We Rot deliver Easter eggs to local families

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The amazing Spectrum Band present their cheque.

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