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food larderFood Parcels
The recently formed Torbay Food Alliance, consisting of 14 groups across Torbay, are now operational and in need of food donations to meet the ever growing need in Torbay. The Torquay Community Larder is running from the Torquay hub at The Salvation Army in Market Street and is in need of food donations, especially: Tinned Tomatoes, Tinned Hams, Rice puddings and Custards and Cereals. Food donations can be dropped off between 10.30am - 1pm, Mondays and Fridays. Alternatively, ring 01803 203091 for your donation to be collected.

The Upton Vale team are out delivering food parcels on Fridays between 10:30am and 3pm. We would like to thank all those who have got involved and will update you in the future if more drivers are needed. 
 
Shopping and Prescriptions:shopping
Torbay Community Development Trust (TCDT), Ageing Well Torbay (AWT) and Brixham Does Care are working with local voluntary agencies across the Bay to help with collecting prescriptions and shopping. If you can help collect and deliver prescriptions and/or shopping, please complete this online form. Alternatively, Torquay and Paignton residents should contact 01803 446022 between 8am - 8pm, open 7 days per week. Brixham residents should contact 01803 857727 between 9am - 4.30pm,  Monday to Friday.
 
sheltered Supporting Shielded People
Shielded people are those who must stay in their homes for 12 weeks. This provision could come in many different forms, including phone calls, spiritual support/praying with someone over the phone, food parcels, bereavement support or befriending services.  If you feel you can offer support, please email us via our Contact Us form and we will be in touch.
 
scrubsMaking Scrubs
South Devon Scrubs Angels are asking for seamstresses to help make scrubs for our local South Devon NHS Hospitals. Patterns and material is available. Click here for more details on their Facebook page.

Do you have any material/old bedding/sheets (anything which can be washed at 60*) to make scrubs? If so, please send us a message via our Contact Us form.
 
sam masks 2 Making Visors
One of our church members, Sam, is making visors! Can you help him? The process involves using a 3D printer, so we are on the lookout for more people with 3D printers. If you can help, please contact Sam via our Contact Us form. To find out more go to: https://www.3dcrowd.uk/. You can register and download their design and start printing. If you don't have a 3D printer but could assemble visors or help with delivery, please register with 3DcrowdUK and add yourself to the SW group. Rob, the Group Organiser, will be in touch with you.
 
Baby bank 2Baby Bank
Riviera Life Baby Bank redistributes pre-owned and new baby clothes and basic essentials including nappies, food and toys to vulnerable families with children under 2 years who are experiencing poverty. RLBB works in partnership with local agencies  and can be accessed through a referral system or as part of Riviera Life Storehouse foodbank, based at Riviera Life Church, 527 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay. If you would like to make a donation of finances or any items of new / good quality used baby items, please contact Jordan or Jackie Williams on 07486-402493, or by email to babybank@rivieralife.co.uk.

 
 
TCDT Micro-volunteers
A local network of "micro-volunteers" has been established, asking people to take responsibility for their street and to check that every household there is safe with their needs being met. At present there are just over 40 micro-volunteers in place across Torbay. That leaves hundreds of streets unaccounted for. There may be those who are slipping through the net - who are in need of care and attention but are unnoticed or unknown to anyone. If you are fit and well and would like to volunteer your services, please visit Torbay Helpline.
 
Crafting smallCrafting for Carers and the NHS South Devon
Can you make headbands, scrub bags, ear savers or face masks for local carers and our local hospitals? Alternatively, could you donate material, buttons (15mm to 18mm pairs) or elastic (1/4 elastic, any colour)? Jackie, who is part of our church family, asks that if anyone can help then to please join the Facebook group. Patterns and sewing tips available if needed.