Emergency food for local people in crisis
Today in Crediton there are families struggling to put food on the table. For people on low incomes, a sudden crisis – redundancy, benefit delay or even an unexpected bill – can mean going hungry. Every day, parents skip meals to feed their children and people are forced to choose between paying the rent and eating. The Crediton Foodbank provides emergency food and support for local people.
Established as a Christians Together in Crediton initiative, we are also supported by local schools and retailers within the community.
The Foodbank is run wholly by volunteers from local churches and is based out of the Manse at the Congregational Church. We are delighted that the Crediton Festival have chosen to support this very valuable local service and thank them in advance for their kindness.
These are the events to which donations can be brought:
Crediton Farmer’s Market, Sat 1 June, 10am-1pm, Town Square
Crediton Parish Church Flower Festival, Sat 1-Thu 6 June
Falls Prevention Day, Fri 7 June, 10am-3pm, Town Square
Comedy Suits Recycled, Fri 7 June 8pm, Three Little Pigs
Community Market, Sat 8 June, 10am-1pm, Town Square
Crediton Rugby Club Annual Beer Festival, Sat 8 June, 12noon-11.30pm
Holy Cross Choir in Concert, Crediton Parish Church, Sun 9 June, 3pm
Comedy Suits off the Peg, Fri 14 June 8pm, Crediton Arts Centre
Devon Lanes Bike Ride, Sat 15 June, 10am from Town Square
Crediton Food & Drink Festival, Sat 15-Sun 16 June, Town Square
Youth Football 6-a-side Tournament, Sat 15-Sun 16 June, 9.30am-5pm Lords Meadow Playing Fields
Travelling by Tuba, Crediton Parish Church, Thu 20 June, 7.30pm
Open Doors @ Hillbrow, Fri 21 June, 11am-5pm (lunch 12-2pm, cream tea 4-5.30pm)
Friday Night Fiesta, Fri 21 June, 7.30pm, Town Square
Saturday Night Concert, Sat 22 Jun, 7pm, Town Square (food only)
Lunchtime Jam, Sun 23 June, 12noon-2pm, The Ship Hotel
Crediton Festival Chorus, Crediton Parish Church, Sun 23 June, 5.30pm
Primary Schools Project, Summer’s Tales, Town Square, Fri 28 June, 7.30pm
Festival Praise, Sunday 30 June, 4pm, Newcombes Meadow
QE’s Evening of Excellence, Thu 4 July, 7.30pm, QE Upper School Hall
The Winter’s Tale, Town Square, Fri 5 July, 7.30pm
Crediton Farmer’s Market, Sat 6 July, 10am-1pm, Town Square
Treasure Hunt, from St Saviour’s Car Park, Sun 7 July, start 10.30am
A Concert for All, Crediton Congregational Church, Tues 9 July, doors open 6.30pm
Community Market and Art Market, Sat 13 July, 10am-1pm, Town Square
Festival Finale Party, Sat 13 July, 7.30pm, Town Square
Find out more about the Food Bank at the Congregational Church.