86,536 meals donated to Exeter charities during Covid-19 pandemic

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 10/22/2020 - 11:14pm

M&S Exeter has donated 86,535 meals through partnerships with local causes since the 1st March, helping to support vulnerable people in the local area as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

The retailer’s food redistribution programme has been going since 2015, but the 2020 rollout of a new app which makes it easier for colleagues to donate surplus food to charities has allowed M&S to respond to the increased demand for donations from groups who are helping vulnerable people through difficult times during the pandemic. The app is now in all 585 M&S stores, enabling many...


Deliveroo reveals Exeter's top take-aways

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 09/09/2020 - 11:25pm

Deliveroo, the on-demand food delivery service, is celebrating its fifth birthday in Exeter. New data from Deliveroo reveals Saturday at 7:44pm is the most popular time for Exeter locals to order Deliveroo. Further data has shown locals love American food the most, followed by British and Thai.

Most popular dishes:

  1. The Hub Burger from Hubbox

  2. Bacon Cheeseburger from Five Guys

  3. Belgian Waffle from Noda's Waffles

  4. Cod & Chips from Hook Fish and Chips

  5. The Furlough Burger (Chicken)

  6. ...

Exeter emergency collection point distributed over 28 tonnes of food amid crisis

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 08/05/2020 - 11:47am

Food charity, FareShare South West take in date, good quality surplus food at scale from the food industry and redistribute it to support the most vulnerable in the region. As a result of the Coronavirus crisis, the charity has more than doubled the quantity of food it has distributed into the South West. This included expanding into Devon and Cornwall sooner than anticipated because of a need for this emergency food. With their main warehouse in Bristol, an Exeter Collection Point was established to increase impact and give charities and settings in Devon and Cornwall easier access to...

Vet advises Exeter pet owners to avoid feeding dogs and cats barbecue scraps

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/25/2020 - 11:34pm

With temperatures set to reach up to 30 degrees this week, an expert is warning pet owners against the potential dangers for dogs and cats eating food from the barbecue.

According to a 2019 study, one in three Brits feed their pets food directly from the dinner table but barbecue foods in particular can be extremely unhealthy and even dangerous for animals.

Leticia Fidalgo Buron, vet and technical manager at Webbox, said: “While many of us love a barbecue, it’s important that people don’t leave food unattended or feed their pets scraps - even if they look like they’re...

Launch of the South West Food Hub CIC

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 05/21/2020 - 11:05pm

The South West Food Hub Community Interest Company (CIC) is being launched this month to lead a collaborative food community to support the region’s food network to buy local and establish sustainable, shorter supply chains across the South West’s food sector, focusing primarily on public procurement.

The initiative is supported by local organisations including the Heart of the South West LEP, the University of Exeter, Exeter City Futures, POM Support and the National Farmers' Union (NFU).

Alex Stevens, Regional Policy Manager at the NFU says; “We are a region united by...

Food charity to expand into Devon and Cornwall as part of COVID-19 emergency response

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/11/2020 - 6:04pm

Food charity, FareShare South West , has announced that it will now support 5 organisations across Devon & Cornwall with emergency food support in response to the impact of Coronavirus.

FareShare South West, an independent franchise of FareShare UK, take in-date, good quality surplus food on scale from right across the food industry and redistribute it to more than 260 partner charities and settings who support the most vulnerable. Their current list of partners spans school breakfast clubs, community centres, homeless shelters, refuge centres, elderly people’s lunch clubs,...

Exeter can now order M&S Food on Deliveroo

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/04/2020 - 11:14pm

Deliveroo and M&S have today announced that customers can now order an expanded M&S Food range on the Deliveroo app, via the Exeter store.

This announcement follows the launch of more than 100 M&S BP Franchise stores in March.

The extended range will mean customers can enjoy quick and easy dinner options such as restaurant quality Gastropub meals, popular prepared meals such as Indian, Chinese and Italian as well as a wide selection of M&S’s fantastic fresh produce for your own scratch cooking. Not to mention treats such as Chocolate Eclairs and New York...


Get the kids into tapas with this easy-to-cook menu

Authored by ChadHJ
Posted: Thu, 04/30/2020 - 11:41am

The Spanish diet is one of the most nutritious in the world. With the prime ingredients consisting of olive oil, fruit, vegetables, nuts and fish, you can’t go wrong with tasty Spanish cuisine.

But how do you get your kids to love this type of food? One way to get them to eat Spanish-inspired food is by introducing tapas – perfect bite-size portions made for sharing. Thanks to these recipes, they’ll become tapas aficionados in no time.

Broccoli and Potato Croquettes with Cheese & Herb Dip

Croquettes are a heavenly creation, particularly Spanish-style ham...

Free meals for Exeter residents in need

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 04/16/2020 - 8:13pm

EXETER Communities Together CIC is running a hardship relief project for those facing a tough time due to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. It is delivering free meals to the elderly, vulnerable, key workers or those struggling financially. Meal requests should be made between 11am and 3pm and volunteers will deliver the food, by arrangement, the next day. Full details including type of meals available and how to get in touch can be found on the website: . Alternatively, telephone Sahar or Sonia Alnaas on 07596 144 351 or Mahi Ahmed on 07403 226 668 or...

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Darts Farm collaborate with Exeter Foodbank to provide Easter ‘tuck boxes’ for the vulnerable

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 04/08/2020 - 9:43am

In response to the worldwide pandemic, Devon based Darts Farm is working closely with Exeter Foodbank to help create ‘ Easter Tuck Boxes’ to give to people within their community that need it the most this Easter. Customers have donated and local food and drink producers have given produce with the aim to give as many families as possible an Easter treat. The ‘Easter Tuck Boxes’ include:

  • Carrots, Apples, Bananas
  • Moores Biscuits and Kernow Chocolate
  • Good Game Salami
  • Burts Chips
  • Vicky’s Bread Hot Cross Buns
  • Luscombe
  • ...