Food in Community Totnes

Food in Community’s friendly volunteer team collect and sort surplus fresh fruit, vegetables and other nutritious, sustainably produced food from farmer's fields, orchards and other local food producers, then we make up and deliver weekly food boxes to struggling households in Totnes and district and to charities across South Devon. We also run zero waste pay what you feel cafes, cooking workshops and offer community event catering. More half a million meals worth of perfectly edible, fresh and largely organic food has been rescued and placed back into the Devon community for people to enjoy.  

We welcome referrals for:

  • A weekly fresh food box delivery. Especially of benefit for people who are struggling to afford the food they need to maintain good health or to manage a health condition. We offer regular fruit and veg boxes, and easy eating boxes for those who need easy items to add variety to their diet and an mental health boost. 
  • Volunteering with Food in Community. We do our best to find tasks that are a good fit with volunteers' interests and abilities. Volunteers are invited to take produce home with them if there is enough, as a thank you for volunteering with us. 

Important note about volunteer referrals: We have all kinds of volunteering opportunities in line with the broad range of activities we run and we are a diverse team, but some of our volunteering opportunities may not suit everyone. If you are unsure about whether we are a good match for your client, please get in touch. 

Food in Community initiatives:

  • Collecting and distributing surplus fresh produce
  • Gleaning produce from local farms and orchards
  • Cookery workshops and demonstrations, creating amazing food on a budget that supports good health and reduces waste
  • Pop up ‘pay what you can afford’ community lunch cafes in Totnes and Newton Abbot
  • Catering at local community events
Service access criteria: Generally residents of Totnes and Villages but will make exceptions in certain circumstances
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
Key words - separate with a comma: Food Bank, Totnes, food, delivery, volunteering, South Hams