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west devon all year round welcomers – find here!

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WELCOMING SPACES
Belstone Community Cafe        Café and drop in, in Village Hall 10 am – 12 noon Thursdays           01837 840549   Find on https://belstonevillage.net/  
Bridestowe          Coffee and Cake 10 am-12 noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Ark Contact Jennifer Thorne at j.thorne2013@btinternet.com or ring 01837 861592 Bacon Baps last Saturday of month in Village Hall Contact Alison Young on 01837 861157  
Chagford Coffee Club    2 – 4 pm Thursdays at The Three Crowns Good coffee and good conversation Email Rebecca.beesley1@nhs.net  
  The Chagford List  Range of local information at https://www.chagfordlist.org/  
Chagford Pantry  10 am – 12 noon every Monday in St Michael’s Church, Chagford: hot drinks, basic store cupboard food (continuing throughout summer holidays) and fresh food available as well as friendship, support, signposting to further agencies. Open to all during summer holidays for swapping books, games, puzzles, magazines, toys and games with creative activities for everyone.  Term time only: Pantry open with store cupboard food at Chagford C of E Primary School 

Emergency contact via the Chagford C of E Primary school when open or Church Office: 01647 432265  
Charleston Friendship CafeFriendship, tea & cake, lots of chat and fun activities. Dementia friendly. 2 – 4 pm on 2nd and 4th Wednesday of month.   Mandy 01822 855347, Trish 01822 852163, Bella 01822 853291
Exbourne & Jacobstowe      The Burrow Community Shop & Café Mon – Fri 8.30 am – 4.30 pm; Sat 9 am – 1 pm 01837 851928    Email: shop@theundergroundshop.co.uk
Hatherleigh Cosy Company Open Living Room (at Hatherleigh Community Centre)      2 – 4.30 pm last Saturday of the month, alongside the Repair Café with tea, coffee and cake (donations by cash only). All welcome to come along for a relaxing chat.   Patrick Kimber 07840 538357  
Hatherleigh Thursday Club (at Hatherleigh Community Centre)    Drop in for older residents 2 – 4 pm Thursdays with varied social activities and refreshments. £2 per session. Ring Deb on 07952 989549    
Hope Cottage Café (Bere Alston)  Warm and welcoming; fairly traded drinks and snacks including (nearly world famous) paninis; disabled access throughout; children’s games and books available as well as internet. Open 10 am – 12 noon Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat
Horrabridge Community Cafe        Community Café, 9am – 11.30 am Tuesdays at the London Inn Email: horrabridgelyn@gmail.com    
Immersion in the Community CIC (in Okehampton Arcade)        Virtual Reality Centre with range of games and virtual escape rooms. Offering welcoming space. Mon-Fri 3-9pm, Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-7pm Email: immersionokehampton@gmail.com https://www.immersionokehampton.co.uk/ On Facebook.  
Jen’s Café, 9 The Square, North Tawton      Friendly welcoming space with food available all day with locally sourced ingredients including free hot meals; displays of local art pieces. 01837  880366   Email: JensCafeNT@gmail.com  
Kings Church, Pixon Lane, Tavistock    Free welcoming space, Wednesdays 11 – 12.30 with the Food Hub.      
Made-Well Café (at Fishleigh Farm, Hatherleigh)    Free hot food, drinks and Wi-fi – no need to book! 9.30 am – 3.30 pm Monday to Friday.   Email: enquiries@made-well.co.uk   01837 810584
North Tawton Merry Go Round Shop              Free welcoming space with free WiFi open to all. 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday, 10am – 1pm Saturdays Free hot drinks, toys, puzzles and books available to use while you are there. 01837 82521       Email: mgrcvcic@gmail.com https://www.merrygoroundonline.co.uk/
Okehampton Community Kitchen    Short term funding for emergency food and warmth need in Okehampton and area until April 2024 for eligible individuals 07806 770926
Okehampton Library          Okehampton Library offers spaces to make the most of the Library’s full and varied services and activities for all ages; displays on cutting costs, thrifty cookery books and information about food banks, community fridges and other local organisations. Popular all-day free tea, coffee, biscuits and squash donated by Morrisons, with puzzles to do.        01837 52805 www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/okehamptonlibrary   
Okehampton Men in Sheds (in Okehampton Community Garden)      Warm, welcoming hub for a cuppa, cakes, laughter and friendship. Wed Thurs and Sat 10 am – 4 pm   Email: theshedders@okeshed.org.uk   https://www.okeshed.org.uk        On Facebook.
Okehampton Wellbeing Café (14 St. James Street)        Teen’s Space Wednesdays 3.15 – 5 pm Free hot food and free first drink, free Wifi, space  to chill with your friends.   Therapeutic Fridays 9.30 am – 3 pm (January to March) Warm space, free hot food and drinks, games, puzzles, craft, reading Email: wellbeingcafe@my-way.org.uk            07455 156423
Tavistock Area Support Services (TASS) – Community Cafe        Community Café open with hot drinks and snacks in a warm and welcoming space 10 am – 2 pm Tuesdays – Fridays, and on Saturday 9th, 16th and 23rd December leading up to Christmas.
Tavistock LibraryThe “Libraries for Life” campaign offers welcoming spaces to make the most of the Library’s full and varied services and activities for all ages; also serves as point of useful information. Extra winter opening on Wednesdays 10 am – 5.30 pm. 01822 612218 Email: tavistock.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk https://www.librariesunlimited.org.uk/  
Tavistock United Reformed ChurchWelcoming space at the Lower Deck Café, Fridays 10 am – 2 pm 07982 622949
FOODBANKS AND FOOD HUBS  
Bere Peninsula Foodbank delivering food parcels to households on low incomes and in crisis in the Bere Peninsular   Also includes a school uniform bank for new and good quality used school uniform items free of charge.    Operating times Monday – Thursday Ring or text 07927 220209 Email: bpfb@gmail.com Or ring Rev Nick Law on 01822 840229 or by Personal Messaging via the ‘Bere Alston and Peninsula General info’ FACEBOOK page  
Buckland Chapel Food Hub  A warm welcome and selection of food essentials. 10 am – 11 am Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 01822 853078 Email: bucklandchapeltrust@gmail.com https://www.bucklandchapeltrust.org
Chagford Pantry      Operating at back of St. Michael the Archangel Church and in reception area of the Primary School. 01647 432265 whiddonparishes@hotmail.com
Devon County Council – free supermarket school meal vouchers for those eligible during school holidays.  Application online through Citizen’s Portal or paper form can be sent out if you call the number here. Help is also available for people without recourse to public funds if their income is under £22,700 pa.   For those eligible who have not yet received their vouchers, email freeschoolmeals@devon.gov.uk or call DCC’s education helpline on 0345 155 1019.  For those whose income has recently reduced or stopped, please apply via DCC’s Devon Citizens Portal to check eligibility or ring 0345 155 1019
Find out more about the free school meal holiday voucher scheme and other support available to help people in Devon with the rising cost of living on our website.
Horrabridge and Yelverton local soup runs (via Horrabridge Love your Neighbour and Dartmoor Bakery’s Pay it Forward scheme)   Horrabridge Repair Shop  Deliveries of meals of hot soup and fresh rolls to those in need. Contact Ali Mansfield at ali@tmc.me.uk or at horrabridgelyn@gmail.com.         Repair Café, 10.30 am – 12.30 am 3rd Saturday of month in Village Hall, with refreshments. Contact Ali Mansfield at ali@tmc.me.uk or at horrabridgelyn@gmail.com.  
North Tawton Merry Go Round Shop Communityfridge and larder; pre-loved children’s clothing and moreOpen to all.  Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm   Sat 10am – 1pm 01837 82521         Email: mgrcvcic@gmail.com  https://www.merrygoroundonline.co.uk/  
Okehampton Foodbank offering food packs to local people in and around Okehampton. Food can only be accessed with a valid foodbank voucher issued by a local agency e.g.  Citizens’ Advice, DCC, social worker or health visitor.  Open 10 am – 12 noon Fridays. Email: contact@okehamptonfoodbank.co.uk  http://okehamptonfoodbank.co.uk  Facebook page  07483 877378 (monitored Wed – Fri)
Okehampton Community Fridge (in Ockment Community Centre foyer)Self-service of food items including some fresh food. Please take what you can use. Available 9 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday. 
Okehampton Community Kitchen (East Street, Okehampton) and The Hidden Café at Ecohub, 1 Courtenay Road, OkehamptonOkehampton Community Kitchen on Facebook       Social space to sell, swap and share produce        07806 770926  
Princetown Food Hub (run by Feeding Devon)Fill a bag of food for £5 per week (or £10 for 2 bags for families) at Methodist Chapel Hall, Wednesdays 11am-12pm. All welcome, free hot drinks and snacks available. 07880 870 239 Email: princetownfeedingdevon@gmail.com. On Facebook.
Tavistock Community Fridge (in Tavistock Library foyer)Self-service of up to 5 food items or portions, including some fresh food. During Library’s opening hours, included special winter afternoon opening.
Tavistock Foodbank offering emergency food packs to local people in and around the Tavistock area. Food can only be accessed with a valid foodbank voucher issued by a local agency.  Tel: 07941 436149 Email: info@tavistock.foodbank.org.uk  https://tavistock.foodbank.org.uk/ Facebook page
Tavistock Food Hub  (a partnership between Feeding Devon and Redeeming Our Communities)Wednesday mornings 11 am – 12.30 pm at Kings Church, Pixon Lane. A bag full of all kinds of surplus food can be bought for a donation of £5. Everyone is welcome. Free café available for a friendly cup of coffee and a chat. On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tavistockfoodhub
Tavistock Short Dated Food Store at Red & Black ClubFill a carrier bag with affordable food of your choice for £5, Saturdays 11 am – 12 noon at the Red & Black Club. Contact Graham Parker at 07545 075942; email info@tavihelps.co.uk. On Facebook.

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