Torbay's Winter Foodbanks

(Last Updated On: October 7, 2019)

With the winter months coming along more people will be seeking help from foodbanks , so Healthwatch Torbay have provided a local list – and their opening times.

Paignton Community Larder, Christ Church, 102 Torquay Road, Paignton, TQ3 2AA. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12noon – 2pm. Tel 01803 551 866 or 07895 925872

Riviera Life Church, 527 Babbacombe Road Torquay (Thurs, 10.00 – 14.00)

Torquay Community Larder, Salvation Army, 29 Market Street, Torquay (Monday and Friday, 10.00 – 14.00)

PATH, Central Church, 5 Tor Hill Road, Torquay (Daily, 14.00 – 20.00)

Community Fridge @ The Pad, 89 Torquay Road, Paignton (Mon – Fri, 09.00 – 16.45). Mainly fresh chilled fruit, veg, bread, yoghurts. No referral, anyone can access; first come, first served. Also offer nutrition and budgeting skills courses

Brixham Foodbank, Torbay Room, rear of Brixham Library (Mon, Wed & Fri, 14.00 – 16.00). Call 07873 164 211 – during opening times only

Food Bank at the Edge, Bolton Street, Brixham (Mon – Fri, 11.00 – 17.00)

Feed a Child Torbay (Hot meals during school holidays). Call: 01803 394 261

Also make sure you are getting all the financial help you are entitled to by contacting Torbay Citizens Advice Bureau or for those aged 50+, the FAIR project.

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Apart from five years studying in Oxford I’ve lived most of my life in London where for many years I was Head of English in a prestigious girls’ school, but since taking early retirement and heading West to be nearer to my two daughters - settling in Torbay with my wife, Anna, in 2011 - I’ve worked in the voluntary sector. I took on the role of Service Provider, for example, promoting the Red Cross Torbay Navigators Project, while now I’m a Trustee and part of the Media Team for our local Healthwatch. I’m a governor at Torquay Academy, too, giving me the chance to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of education. Other interests, aside from friends and family, include art and art history, reading - from contemporary fiction and poetry to Elizabethan/Jacobean literature - history, politics, cooking, walking, and music, in particular Bob Dylan, the blues, and early Elvis. I love writing, too, with one novel published so far – Elvis in Wonderland – and another, Who’s There?, that still needs plenty of work!