Supporting food banks to help our most at risk residents
We're supporting Derbyshire’s food bank network to do what we can to ensure residents who are struggling with low income and debt have food in times of need.
There are 23 food banks in Derbyshire and we have food donation points at more than 40 of our libraries and area offices across the county for residents and staff to drop off their contributions.
Food bank facts:
- Food banks are run by charities and non-profit organisations and mainly run by volunteers.
- They provide a minimum of three days' emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis.
- Most of the food is donated by local people or provided by UK charity FareShare which distributes surplus 'fit for purpose' products from the food and drink industry, including major supermarkets, to community organisations.
- To receive a food parcel, residents need to be referred to a food bank from children's centres, GPs, schools, the probation service, Derbyshire police or a range of other advice agencies.
- Derbyshire's food banks are in Ashbourne, Belper, Bolsover, Buxton, Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Glossop, Heanor, Holmewood, Ilkeston, Killamarsh, Langley Mill, Littlemoor, Long Eaton, Matlock, New Mills, Ripley, South Normanton and Swadlincote.
To find a food bank in Derbyshire visit either FAAD or Advice Derbyshire.