Supporting people to access food during the coronavirus crisis

Apr 3, 2020 | Community News Post

Support is available from several organisations.

Blackawton Parish Council
The Parish Council is coordinating the Blackawton community response to the COVID-19 or coronavirus outbreak.
We want to make sure that help is available for anyone in the Parish who needs it, and that the efforts of anyone able to offer help are used effectively. Help is available for picking up shopping & grouping delivery orders, prescriptions and more.
To help or to obtain help – contact Councillor Simon Rake 07944 466 809 or

Other initiatives available to residents are:

Dartmouth Caring
 Shopping – will go out and shop for you and deliver this to your door.
 Meals on Wheels Service – weekdays
 Deliveries from the Food Bank
 Also – Prescription delivery and collection, Telephone Befriending, and Benefit support and advice.
Please register with Dartmouth Caring if you need help, or can offer help:
Register via the Dartmouth Caring website https://www.dartmouthcaring.co.uk/ (preferred) or phone 01803 835 384.

Dartmouth Food Bank
Always a warm welcome
Open Wednesday 11 – 1
Decks, Ivy Lane (by the Seale Arms), Victoria Road, Dartmouth, TQ6 9QQ
If you need a food parcel – go in or contact or 079251 20024

Blackawton Food Donation Points
Foodbank: St Michael’s Church’ porch.
Refugees – Community Shop
Staple dry goods please.

Dartmouth Community Chest-TQ6
Food and meals. Can be delivered.
Dawn 07496 349234 or Jayne 07414 656343
Or post a private message through their Facebook page ‘Dartmouth Community Chest’

Government Food Parcels
To support those 1.5 million identified by the NHS as extremely vulnerable and sent letters to the registered home address.
Food parcels are being distributed by South Hams District Council.
SHDC can be contacted 01803 861234 or