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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. 
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  • £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 Parcels

Our Food Bank is now operating from Hill St Baptist Church in Swadlincote and collection of food parcels is by appointment only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9am  4pm. Please telephone 07458 305314 (please note this number is for food bank enquiries only, for general CVS enquiries call 07458 304316) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange an appoinment. If emailing, please include your telephone number with your message so we can get back to you as soon as possible.

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 before you will be given a parcel.

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


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 304314 (please note this number is for food bank enquiries only, for general CVS enquiries 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
  • 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

Thank you!

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