Feeding Derbyshire is a countywide project aimed at finding sustainable solutions to help feed people who are struggling with low incomes and debt.

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Launched in July 2015, the project covers a wide range of food related initiatives including supporting local food banks and creating social eating groups in each Derbyshire borough and district.

It funds schemes such as school breakfast clubs, an affordable food box scheme and a surplus supermarket food depot to serve the county.

Work Priorities

  1. Building food security, for example by supporting the Fareshare food hub in Chesterfield.
  2. Helping to feed people, for example through breakfast clubs and school holiday activity programmes.
  3. Providing good, low cost food in social settings, for example, community cafes.
  4. Supporting people in crisis and preventing recurring crises via Food Bank Plus projects.
  5. To use surplus food that would otherwise be wasted
  6. To promote social inclusion through food

Who's Involved

The Chair of Feeding Derbyshire is Councillor Carol Hart, Cabinet Member for Health and Communities at Derbyshire County Council. Other members include Fareshare East Midlands, Diocese of Derby, Clay Cross Food Bank, Rural Action Derbyshire, Age UK, North East Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau, Trussell Trust and other officers at Derbyshire County Council. Lead officer is Derbyshire County Council Public Health Principal Julie Hirst.

How You Can Help


Set up a fundraiser

For more information about the pilot and how to get involved please contact Julie Hirst at [email protected].

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