If you are struggling to buy food for yourself and your family you don’t need to struggle alone.

We’ve teamed up with Healthwatch, the Torbay Community Development Trust and the Citizens Advice Bureau to make a video on Feeding People on a Budget.

Get help with your food

Free school meals

All children in reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state schools in England get free school meals. If you are on certain benefits you should apply for free school meals when your child starts school. This can help the school get extra funding.

Holiday Activities and Food programme

Helps children eat healthy food and be more active over the school holidays.

Healthy Start

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four you may be able to get help with buying healthy food and milk.

Food banks

You can get free food if you are in need. These are usually basic provisions and food in jars and cans.

Affordable food clubs (also known as social supermarkets)

We have funded a number of food clubs around Torbay. Unlike food banks, food clubs are where people make a small contribution towards the cost of their food. We realise there are many people who can (and want to) pay towards the food support they receive. Food clubs complement the existing food banks in Torbay – they have not replaced them.

Where is my nearest food club?

We will add to this list as more clubs are launched so please keep checking this page.

Turning Heads Community Kitchen

Order pre-prepared, affordable recipe menus to purchase and cook at home while following menu guidelines and cookery videos. The kitchen also offers family cooking sessions to increase cooking confidence and get the family to cook together.