About Feeding Derbyshire

Launched in July 2015, the Feeding Derbyshire alliance continues to pilot sustainable solutions to address food insecurity across the county. Our vision is a Derbyshire where no-one goes hungry, a county where everyone has access to good quality, affordable food.

Derbyshire is one of the original Feeding Britain pilot areas, and our alliance works strategically to respond to the dynamic socio-economic landscape within which it operates.

Feeding Derbyshire seeks to help those struggling with low incomes, debt and poor access to affordable, nutritious food. We aim to reduce the negative impact of hunger by working to ensure our projects are inclusive and reach the most vulnerable people in the county. We intend to give families and individuals the confidence and capacity to be self-reliant, able to meet their own and their children’s needs.

The Feeding Derbyshire partnership is headed by Rural Action Derbyshire working with the Diocese of Derby, Derbyshire County Council, FareShare East Midlands, the Citizens Advice Bureau and Community Voluntary Services across the Boroughs and Districts of the county. 

Our work

Foodbanks, Community Cafes and Childhood Hunger

The alliance currently supports the work of a number of Foodbanks, Community Cafés, School Holiday Clubs, Breakfast and After-School Clubs across Derbyshire.

Find a foodbank near you

Pathways out of Poverty

Derbyshire is also piloting the Feeding Britain 'Pathways out of Poverty project'.

Pathways out of Poverty

The Feeding Derbyshire Foodbank Forum

The Foodbank Forum provides an opportunity for those delivering food projects across the county to network, share experiences, gather information and receive valuable training. The Forum meeting dates for 2020 will be confirmed soon.

The Feeding Derbyshire Newsletter

We have recently relaunched the Feeding Derbyshire newsletter. 

Newsletter October 2019

The Feeding Derbyshire Symposium

In June 2019 we held the first Feeding Derbyshire Symposium to address the question 'Are we doing enough to address food insecurity in Derbyshire?'  To read the Feeding Derbyshire Symposium Report, please follow the link below.

Feeding Derbyshire Symposium Report

The Feeding Derbyshire Plan

We are currently reviewing the ‘Feeding Derbyshire Plan’ for 2020-2022.  The draft of the plan will be going out to consultation very soon, but we hope to focus on the following policy issues:

  • Childhood and holiday hunger
  • Hunger& isolation among older and more vulnerable people
  • Welfare reform
  • Access to affordable of food
  • Food surplus redistribution
For more information about the work of Feeding Derbyshire please contact:

Jacqui Bell, Policy and Partnerships Manager  01629 592979  [email protected]

Jo Peck, Project Coordinator   01629 592978/ 07738 107072  [email protected]