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COVID 19 (CORONAVIRUS)

Stronger South Derbyshire is our dedicated website set up to support the local community response to Covid 19, which is updated regularly. If you want to know how you can help, know someone who needs help, are a community group needing support, or if you’re just looking for links to reliable information, visit www.strongersouthderbyshire.org.

Changes to our Services

Due to the social distancing measures introduced by the Government, South Derbyshire CVS premises are currently closed to the public and visitors, and staff are working from home. All our group activities and most community based face to face services have stopped for the time being. The Community Fridge is closed until further notice.

Our Food Bank is still operating for people in financial difficulties, but collection of food parcels is by appointment only. Please telephone 07458 305314 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If emailing, please include your telephone number with your message so we can get back to you as soon as possible.

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South Derbyshire CVS Food Projects

This year we will provide around 1,000 emergency food parcels to individuals and families in need in South Derbyshire. We’re appealing for financial donations to help feed those people who are struggling. They can be struggling for all kinds of reasons - ill-health, job loss, bereavement, homelessness or other changes in personal circumstances. Big or small, a gift from you will help us make sure no-one in South Derbyshire goes hungry.

  • £5 provides an emergency parcel for a child for 1 day
  • £20 feeds a family for 3 days
  • £50 feeds a family for a week

 

Increase your donation without spending a penny extra! Download a Gift Aid form HERE.

Information on other ways to donate can be found HERE.

 

Food Bank 

The service provides free emergency food parcels to families and individuals in the South Derbyshire area. We also have a fridge and freezer so are also able to support service users with fresh food donated by local businesses.

Anyone who is in need of emergency food can access the service. On the first occasion that you need a parcel, you can refer yourself to the service. For each food parcel after that, you will need to provide a referral form to the CVS before you will be given a parcel.

Agencies that provide referral letters include South Derbyshire District Council, Social Care, Housing.

When is it open?  Monday to Thursday 10am - 4pm and Fridays 10am  3.30pm.

 

Donating to the Food Bank

These services could not run without kind donations for which we are extremely grateful. If you wish to make a donation to the Food Bank, please call 07458 304316 to arrange a time to bring your items to Hill St Baptist Church, Swadlincote. Alternatively, there are drop-off points in a number of local shops where you can leave non-perishable foods:

Co-op, Woods Lane, Stapenhill 

Co-op, Burton Road, Overseal

Co-op, Repton Road, Willington

Co-op, Station Road, Hatton

Swadlincote Library, Civic Way, Swadlincote

Morrisons, Coppice Side, Swadlincote

Sainsbury's, Civic Way, Swadlincote

Lloyds Bank, High St, Swadlincote

Sainsbury's Local, Burton Road, Midway

Sainsbury's Local, Glamorgan Way, Church Gresley

 

If you would like to donate to the Food Bank, we are always in need of the following items:

UHT Milk

Tea bags and coffee

Biscuits

Pasta, rice and noodles

Pasta and curry sauces

Jam, peanut butter, chocolate spread, marmite and marmalade

Tins of: fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, soup, puddings and rice pudding

Breakfast cereals

Fruit juice / squash

Shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste, razors, sanitary products and toilet rolls

Dog food

Cat food

 

For more information call us on 07458 304316, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you!

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