Freemasons stock the community larder

Authored by Mary

W.Bro. Brian Hampson recently presented (at a distance!) a cheque for £200 on behalf of The Rolle Masonic Lodge who meet in Exmouth, to Mr Craig Jolly, one of the volunteers at the Exmouth Community Larder.

The Exmouth Larder is a store of non-perishable food to help individuals and families experiencing a food crisis, who have no food and no money to buy food. This is an initiative...

Crowdfunder to bring ‘Christmas in a Box’ to thousands of local people

Authored by Mike Page

The Box has joined forces with Fosters Event Catering, the company that runs its Kitchen & Bar, for a special crowdfunding campaign aimed at helping local families during the festive season.

At a time when food poverty is high on the news agenda, ‘Christmas in a Box’ aims to raise enough money to provide 10,000 people with the ingredients to make a Christmas dinner.


Devon food collection is vital this year as charities face a Covid-19 Christmas

Authored by Mary

Shoppers in Devon are being asked to donate to a food collection that supports the Trussell Trust and FareShare as they help people in crisis during the Covid-19 pandemic this Christmas.

The Tesco Food Collection takes place every year in Devon, but this year’s collection is more vital than ever. It comes as Trussell Trust food banks and community groups that get food from Fareshare...

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Devon's finest honoured at Food Drink Devon’s Virtual Awards

Authored by kath@raw

Devon’s world-class food and drink scene was celebrated at Food Drink Devon’s Virtual Awards on Thursday 12th November. The county’s finest food and drink producers, hospitality businesses and speciality retailers were recognised at Food Drink Devon’s first ever virtual awards which were announced online by Devon food and drink champion Kerry White and board member Tom Chartres-Moore of...

Tesco to offer free fruit and veg to Devon’s Healthy Start families

Authored by News Desk

Tesco is expanding its food donation programme to help Devon families eat more fresh fruit and vegetables over the winter. From 16 November, the supermarket will give any of the 500,000 families who use the weekly Healthy Start vouchers a £1 coupon to spend on fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables. Every time a customer hands over their vouchers at the checkout, they will automatically...

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Food Drink Devon joins forces with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce

Authored by kath@raw

Food Drink Devon (FDD), the county’s leading membership organisation in the food and drink industry, is thrilled to announce that it is joining forces with Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce (DPCC) to strengthen their influence in this sector at both a regional and national level.

Barbara King, Chair of Food Drink Devon explains: “As a not-for-profit membership organisation we...

Chips, cake, fry-ups and even a full roast dinner – just some of the foods regularly enjoyed by Plymouth’s pets

Authored by Mary

Nationwide research of British animal owners has revealed the extent to which desperate owners resort to feeding fussy pets HUMAN food, with over a quarter of Plymothians (27 percent) having fed their pet chips, while nearly 1 in 10 (9 percent) have fed them roast spuds.

Nearly one in twenty folk in Plymouth (5 percent) have fed their furry friend birthday cake, while the same amount...

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Salcombe Brewery's New Speyside Barrel Aged Porter wins gold in prestigious national beer competition

Authored by kath@raw

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) annual Beer Awards has named Salcombe Brewery’s Speyside Island Street Porter as the best beer of its kind in Britain. SIBA’s annual competition, held digitally for the first time, attracted entries of just under 500 beers from more than 180 different breweries, into 15 beer categories.

John Tiner, founder of Salcombe Brewery, comments “This is...

Local food hub SAVEs more meals than it has hot dinners

Authored by Mary

On Wednesday, SAVE food hub volunteers saved the 4,000th food item from going to waste since the community group began working in March. The date also marked marked the first occasion of the partnership with Seaton Town Council and local Community Interest Company Re:store as SAVE started working from the Council’s Marshlands building

They collect and share edible, in date food with...

Food charity to expand into Devon and Cornwall as part of COVID-19 emergency response

Authored by Mary

Food charity, FareShare South West , has announced that it will now support 5 organisations across Devon & Cornwall with emergency food support in response to the impact of Coronavirus.

FareShare South West, an independent franchise of FareShare UK, take in-date, good quality surplus food on scale from right across the food industry and redistribute it to more than 260 partner...