For people that need short term assistance, the services available from a local food bank can help. During a time of crisis, there are various organisations in Derbyshire that will serve meals, provide free food, and give advice to the needy. Many of the centres will offer additional emergency support as well, such as clothing, blankets, and referrals to social services.
The main locations to try in Derbyshire are below. What is available at each foodbank will vary, based on donations as well as the number of volunteers who contribute. Some locations will have fresh fruits, tinned meats, or vegetables. There can be toiletries or clothing at the not-for-profit centers too.
Applicants will also need to be on a low income, and many of them have been impacted by a reduction in their government welfare benefits. Applicants should all for hours and details, as many will require referrals.
Churches in Derbyshire that offer food
One of the churches, which is Christ Methodist, is part of Trussel Trust. There are other locations in the area as well. This one is at 1 College Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 4NE. For eligible families, that have a referral or voucher, they may be able to receive a few days worth of food in a box. Some centres and the volunteers that work at them also offer advice, guidance, and other forms of assistance to clients. Call the church at 0795 054 7671.
St Alkmund’s Church runs the Derby Storehouse. This location has some items for individuals facing poverty. The food bank is at Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1GU.
Advice as well as an emergency box of food or a meal is provided from Community Church of Derby. The location is Riverside Court, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8HY. Not only that, but the charity may also distribute free clothes to young people or the vulnerable. Call them at 01332 332044.
Council Aid is available only in Derby to people with a local connection. Families that are faced with a crisis may be provided a voucher, which can be used to buy food, non-perishable items, and even furniture. Applicants also need to be receiving some type of benefits. The Derby voucher scheme can be used to provide the family time to find employment and maximise their income.
Ashbourne Elim Pentecostal Church will only help people local to the area. Clients also need referrals from schools, a local charity, Rethink, a not-for profit organisation or a council. The main centre is at Waterside Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1DG. For information or referrals, call the telephone 01335 344338.
Saint Bartholomews Church can be called at 07899878398. Meals, free food parcels, and other advice is provided. Address – High Street, Clay Cross, Derbyshire.
The Clay Cross area Foodbank is run by the Community of Christ. It is located at Thanet Street, Clay Cross, Derbyshire, S45 9JS. There is only free assistance for families faced with an unexpected crisis. Call 07899878398.
Additional centres and free soup kitchens
Basics Bank has emergency boxes of food. Volunteers from the charity also offer referrals, information on benefits, and access to employment services. The aim is to help the person achieve independent living. Address of the foodbank is 25 Charnwood Street, Derby City Mission, Derby DE1 2GU.
Derby Soup Run serves bread, drinks, and hot soup. It can help the homeless as well as families on a low income. There may also be blankets, canned goods, and meats for the needy. Address of the not-for-profit is Charnwood Street, Derby DE1 2GU. Telephone 01332 616955.
The Red Cross and the Derby Refugee Centre also offer assistance. It will be food and meats that are close to the sell by date. The food bank is located at The Gallery, 35 Queen Street. To learn about the hours and for information, call 01332 347497.
Another option is the Refugee Services from British Red Cross. This centre is at 7 Liversage Street, Derby DE1 2 L. Telephone number is 01332525423. This will also have food boxes that were donated by charities as well as Costco. it is for asylum seekers and immigrants.
Jake’s Kitchen has a free hot meal to the vulnerable and people facing poverty. The charity is based at New Life Christian Centre, Normanton Road, Derby DE23 6UU. Telephone – 01332 349056
Derby City Mission can provide up to 3 days worth of items. They partner with churches and other charities in Derbyshire in an effort to help the disadvantaged. Additional assistance can include advice and practical support. The mission will also provide free Christmas meals to families on a low income as well as seniors in the city. Any applicants need to have referred from a local council or some other approved not-for-profit. The food bank is at 25 Charnwood Street, Derby DE1 2GU, or find other services from Derby City Mission.
The Discretionary Fund is available from the Derbyshire County Council. It is a grant programme for residents facing a crisis, and this includes those households that are in food poverty or are hungry. The fund can provide individuals on a low income with vouchers that can be used at a local foodbank for groceries, meals, and other aid, even including clothing. Call the council at 01629 533399, or read Derbyshire Discretionary Fund.
Emergency parcels of food are provided by the Padley Centre. The site is located at 3 Becket Street, Derby DE1 1HT. The help is only for people over the age of 18 that is facing a onetime crisis. The hours are limited, and call 01332 331280 for them. Not only are vouchers available, but the charity also serves hot two course meals and offers advice. Continue with Padley Homeless Centre charity programmes.
The Hope Centre food bank. The address is Curzon Street, Curzon Street, Derby DE1 1LH, telephone 01332 341189.
Jigsaw Food Bank assists people on a low incomes. There is also help for single parents, young people with a local connection and the disabled. Boxes of food, canned goods, and clothing may be provided too. For more information or to donate, contact [email protected]
Loundsley Green Community Centre may have perishable or tinned goods. Up to 3 days are passed out. Address is Cuttholme Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 4QU, phone number – 07984 589456.