Feeding Derbyshire

Feeding Derbyshire is a countywide project aimed at finding sustainable solutions to help feed people who are struggling with low incomes and debt.


It was launched in July 2015 with £528,550 of our funding and works in partnership with a range of agencies.

The project covers a wide range of food related initiatives including supporting local food banks and creating social eating groups in each Derbyshire borough and district.

It funds schemes such as school breakfast clubs and an everyday, affordable food box scheme and a key part of the programme was developing a surplus supermarket food depot to serve the county.

Feeding Derbyshire is part of our wider commitment, supporting people on low incomes and protecting the county's most vulnerable residents. It takes hundreds of tonnes from the food industry − good food that would otherwise go to waste.

Feeding Derbyshire is being independently evaluated by Resources for Change - a consultancy which works with communities, organisations and agencies to bridge the gap between how projects are planned and how they're delivered.

Resources for Change is keen to hear from anyone connected with Feeding Derbyshire.

Contact Emma Cranidge with comments, email: feedingderbyshire@r4c.org.uk