About Feeding Derbyshire

Launched in July 2015, the Feeding Derbyshire alliance continues to pilot sustainable solutions to help feed people who are struggling with low incomes, debt and insufficient access to good quality, nutritious food.

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

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

Feeding Derbyshire aims to improve accessibility to good quality, affordable food and reduce the negative impact of hunger by ensuring projects and initiatives are inclusive and reach the most vulnerable people in the county.  They aim to give individuals and families the confidence and capacity to lead lives of self-reliance and meet their own and their children’s basic needs.

Current Campaign

Beating Holiday Hunger

Following the shocking recent publication of levels of child poverty across Derbyshire*, Feeding Derbyshire has teamed up with Feeding Britain, a national charity, to facilitate a summer of activity, learning and fun for children at risk of missing out. 

We are working with Feeding Britain on a Crowdfunding Campaign to raise money for Holiday Food & Fun Clubs during the 2019 school summer holidays. 

Together, we have set an ambitious national target of £50,000, £10,000 of which will contribute to supporting 8325 children and 26 clubs across Derbyshire to provide 11490 meals and 400 activities throughout the school holidays.

This Crowdfunding Campaign is only running until 25th June 2019 so only a 4 week period to raise the money so that children across our networks gain access to the nutritious meals and activities they deserve. Communities, families and volunteers make these clubs so valuable, but they require financial support to operate:

£10 will fund a child's placement for one day
£20 covers the food and activity costs for one child per week
£77 covers food and activity costs for that same child for a month
£115 funds an entire club for a day

We need your help...

Go to our Healthy Holidays page to find out more information on how you can help, But, in brief, you can donate, share the campaign message to your networks and through social media or volunteer at the holiday clubs.

If you are able to make a donation through the Crowdfunder page, PLEASE make sure you add something in the Comments section after you have pledged the money to indicate you would like your donation to go to Derbyshire children. Please also Gift Aid your donation if you can.

* Derbyshire Times Online: What is being done to tackle concerning levels of child poverty in Derbyshire? By Michael Broomhead. Published Friday 17th May 2019.

PLEASE share our campaign through social media and your networks and help us raise vital funds for the kids of Derbyshire.  

Twitter: @RuralActionDerb @Feeding_Britain

Facebook: RuralActionDerbyshire  Feeding Britain


For more information on the work of Feeding Derbyshire or how you can help support this Crowdfunding campaign, please follow the link below or contact us on 01629 592970 or email [email protected].