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A massive well done and thank you to everyone, we've smashed our Christmas Food Bank Community Collection Appeal Target!

At a final count on December 17th 2020 and since its launch on Monday 20th April 2020, a record number of 1312 non perishable food items, £40 in cash plus many more private cash donations made directly to the foodbank and a £300 grant from Slapton Parish Council have been donated to the Slapton food bank collection point by our wonderful community of parishioners, our village community shop and holiday visitors.

This means that our Christmas Food Bank Community Collection Appeal target of 1250 non perishable items has been exceeded and this does not include the many cash donations made over the year. All this is thanks to the amazing generosity, kindness and support within our community and a massive thank you to everyone who has contributed in any way to making this possible.

As we head into a rather uncertain new year and with no let up in the pandemic, we have decided to keep the collection point running.

On the 4th January we are launching a new '2021 for 2021' Community Food Bank Collection Point Appeal and setting a fresh target of 2021 non perishable items over the year, plus any spare cash (One off payments, by monthly standing order or direct debit via Just Giving) and calling for any unwrapped and unused presents people have received that can be reused for birthday or Christmas presents by the food bank.  This also helps support the Devon Climate Emergency programme by reusing and recycling our unwanted items.

We know that everyone has already given far more than expected but if you can still continue to help in any way, this is so appreciated and will ensure that our local Kingsbridge food bank can continue helping our local communities through these very challenging times. 

About the Slapton food bank collection point and our local Kingsbridge food bank:

  • The food bank drop off point is managed by Cllr Shirley Sullock and donations go to Kingsbridge food bank and are very kindly being taken each week by volunteers Shirley and Will Sullock and David Goodwin. Steve and Vanessa who are managers at the campsite & Matt a local parishioner, also delivered and offered invaluable support during lock down. All continue to work hard to provide essential resources to our local food banks during this continuing difficult time.
  • Our local food bank does so much more than provide food, such as emergency top-ups for mobile phones and key meters, providing a listening ear and practical support to access help with rent, council tax arrears, claiming benefits and signposting to information.
  • Should you wish to make a contribution, no matter how large or small, read the useful guides below which list what non perishable items are required, how to donate much needed cash, (either as a one off donation, by regular standing order or direct debit via Just Giving) and an overview of their services.

More information on our local food banks:

  • Click here to read and print the food bank shopping list.
  • Click here to read how to donate money.
  • Click here to read about the services of our local food banks.

Food bank drop off point opening hours (Same as the Post Office Hours) located in the reception area at Slapton Village Hall:

  • Monday: 1pm - 3pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 12pm

Thank you everyone for your continued support and just to mention our amazing village shop and volunteers who continue to be there for us all during this very challenging period and perhaps to purchase a few spare items for the food bank drop-off point from the shop as you are shopping/passing by as this really does help to make a difference to both the shop as well as the food banks and local communities.

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas.

Julie Hinder, Chair Slapton Parish Council

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