Food banks and community shops in Erewash

Published on: Monday, 26th July 2021
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If and when you need them, there are a few projects running in the Erewash borough which help provide basic food essentials.  To add to, or amend this list, contact us.

Arena Church Foodbank (Ilkeston):

  • 10am to 4pm daily
  • Food and essentials for all in need
  • Belfield Street, Ilkeston DE7 8DU. Telephone 0115 944 2996.
  • Email - admin @

Food parcels (across Erewash): Erewash Borough Council has been acting as distributor of food parcels to the most vulnerable in the borough, registered with the DWP as being in need of help, and including those self-isolating at home with serious health conditions and therefore being at the highest risk. Parcels, left on doorsteps should provide enough food for one person for one week including cereals, vegetables, pasta, tinned fruit, tea bags and toilet rolls.  The work to prepare the parcels is being done by Derbyshire County Council before they are handed to district and borough councils. 

Anyone who feels they need help can make a request via or Derbyshire County Council’s community response unit helpline 01629 535091 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm.  Phone lines may be busy so please be patient.  There is more information and guidance on the Countywide initiative here.

Food Bank 2 Go from Every One Eats (Kirk Hallam):

  • For those struggling to feed their family in and around Kirk Hallam
  • Contact them via their Facebook page 'Every One Eats' or call Lindsey on 07974 140499
  • If you would like to donate food items, then these can be left at Kirk Hallam Vicarage, next to the Church on Ladywood Road.

The Manna Affordable Food Box Scheme (Long Eaton/Sawley)

  • Monday 3:00pm to 4:15pm.
  • St John's Church, Canal Street, Long Eaton
  • Monday 4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • All Saints' Church Hall, Tamworth Road, Sawley. NG10 3AT
  • £6 per week
  • Includes fresh fruit and vegetables, a dairy or protein product, tins and dried goods, and, usually, one or two treats - box worth up to £30.
  • For more information, sign up on-line, visit a centre at the relevant time or go to Hope Long Eaton’s community outreach at Petersham Hall, Grasmere Road on Monday from 9am–11am to collect a form.

The Long Eaton and Sawley Food Bank and the Trussell Trust

  • Tuesday and Friday 10:00am to 12noon
  • Christ Church Methodist Church, 1 College Street, Long Eaton Nottingham NG10 4NE
  • Saturday 9:00am to 11:00am
  • 165 Wilmot Street Sawley, Long Eaton Nottingham NG10 3EL
  • Providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty
  • For more information, e-mail info @ longeatonsawley.foodbank, call 07950 547671 or visit

Cotmanhay Community Shop

  • Wednesday from 11.30am to 1.30pm
  • 39, Vernon Street (enter from Bennerley Avenue at the moment)
  • Offering food parcels to the Ilkeston, Cotmanhay and Kirk Hallam areas for the most vulnerable within the community.
  • Details required: family name, address, how many people are in the family and general contact information.
  • Please bring your own bags.
  • More information can be found on the Shop Facebook page or by email: cotmanhaycommunitynetwork @

Community Pantry (KIrk Hallam)

  • Wednesday afternoon from 1:00pm to 4.30pm except August when it will be open on a Tuesday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
  • The Kirk Hallam Community Centre
  • Free vegetables and store cupboard essentials for a small donation. 
  • For more information, please call 0115 8371380

Food Bank (West Hallam)

  • Friday from 10:00am to 12noon
  • West Hallam Methodist Church
  • Serving: West Hallam, Mapperley, Stanley and Stanley Common.
  • For more information, please call 07729 665754

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