Food banks are run by charities and non-profit organisations and mainly run by volunteers.  They provide a minimum of 3 days' emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis.

  • Rural Action Derbyshire can direct you to a nearby food bank using the Rural Action Derbyshire Food Bank Near You webpage, can also contact them on 01629 592970
  • Grassmoor Methodist Church provide a community lunch available to everyone.  £5 per person - every Thursday during term time starting at 12.00noon.
  • Living Hope Food Bank - food parcels, open 12:00am-1:30pm Wednesday, Abundant Life Christian Centre S42 5TA, contact them on 07940 845 805 and find out more on the Abundant Life Living Hope webpage 
  • Rhubarb Farm is open every Friday and anyone can buy a bag of food for £3. Located on Hardwick Street, Langwith, NG20 9DR, contact them on 01623 741210 and find out more on the Rhubarb Farm website 
  • Clay Cross Food Bank (the Trussell Trust), Community of Christ, Thanet Street, Clay Cross, S45 9JS, requires a referral from Citizens Advice North East Derbyshire (0808 250 5702). Contact the foodbank on 07899 878398 and find out more on the Clay Cross Food Bank website
  • Eckington Community Pantry open 10.30am-3pm every Wednesday, there is a £2 membership fee and £3.50 to fill a bag for life with 15 items per family/individual. To qualify you have to live in the Eckington Parish. Located: 8 Gosber Street, Eckington S21 4DA. Contact them on 01246 439010 and find out more on the Eckington Business Centre website
  • New Hope Food Bank requires a referral through Social Services, Doctor Surgeries, Sure Start, Probation Service, Citizens Advice, Age Concern etc. Contact them on 07939 950713 or find out more on their website 
  • Oaks Community Church open 3.45pm-5.00pm Tuesday and 9.00am-10.30am Thursday, open to everyone in the S18 area, you can buy a bag of food for £1. Located: 2-4 Lea Road, Dronfield, S18 1SB, contact them on 01246 414448; to find out more and check availability use the Oaks Community Church Re:Store webpage.

Eckington Community Pantry

The Community Pantry, in Eckington, is designed to support people with their weekly shop. This is a community shop where people make a donation for their shopping.

The Community Pantry is open every Wednesday from 10.30am - 3.00pm at Eckington Business Centre and is open to people living in the Eckington Parish and surrounding areas.

There is a one-off joining fee of £2 which gets you a reusable hessian bag and membership card.

From then on, there is a £5.00 charge each session which allows you to choose 15 items plus free fruit and vegetables from the Community Pantry.  There are good quality food and household goods available.

Eckington Community Pantry also offers food parcels for families during school holidays.  Visit their Facebook page to find out more.