If you are having difficulty with the cost of purchasing basic food stuffs during the lockdown, you may be able to obtain help through a foodbank. The FoodHub in Lynton,at the old Tourist Centre in the Town Hall, is open from 10 till 2 Mon to Sat,and is staffed by volunteers.
If anyone has a need for emergency supplies,or knows anyone who does,the phone numbers to ring are:
07398339476 or 07398336621 between 9 and 5 Mon to Sat.
or 07398336833 or 07398336634 out of hours.
The food order will then be sent through to the Food Hub,where a volunteer will pack it ,and contact a driver to deliver it.
In Parracombe, your Zone Captains will try advise you on any other problems.
For Parracombe they are Karen Farrington 01598 763296 or 07966486743,
Jerry Stampfer 01598 763531 or 07890 438890
Debbie Harding 01598 763241 or 077732210101.
The Give When You Can box which was in the porch at Christ Church has been moved to support the Lyn Food Hub. Debbie Harding has said she will collect items if anyone locally asks.
You may find some useful information on accessing a food bank here.
Contact the Zone Captains also if you need help fetching prescriptions.
If you are experiencing financial problems and getting in to debt because of loss of employment, you can obtain advice from any of the following organisations. Their advice is free. Please beware of searching online for debt advice, some companies will charge you a fee, you do not need to do this.
StepChange Debt Charity on 0800 138 1111*
• National Debtline on 0808 808 4000*