CHAT (Churches Housing Action Team) has been working since 1995 to tackle homelessness, avoid evictions and bring hope to the communities of Mid Devon.

Even if you have never used a foodbank before you may find yourself needing our help. There are many different reasons you may need to need some help:

  • Unexpected change of circumstances
  • Benefit delay or changeover to universal credit
  • Relationship breakdown meaning income greatly reduced
  • Struggling with debts
  • Children home over the school holidays


Because of Covid-19 you cannot turn up at our office without an appointment so if you need food you need to contact us in plenty of time. Please call us on 01884 255606 between 10:00 -12:00 Monday – Friday and we will assess your situation and see how we can help best. We may offer a crisis pack or a monthly booster pack.

We will also talk to you about how we can help you manage in the future because we know a foodbank is not a long term solution.

Service access criteria: Mid-Devon Resident Only
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: Foodbank, food