The Ballyarnett DEA Community Support Team was set up by 14 local community organisations across the area in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday 16th March 2020.

Our dedicated community helpline 02871358787 went live on Thursday 19th March 2020 and over the past six (6) weeks we have been able to support 1141 individual families in need (1288 deliveries of essential food, personal and household hygience products and baby supplies) from across the Ballyarnett DEA.

Alongside daily household deliveries, the Ballyarnett DEA Community Support Team staff and volunteers continue to replenish the foodbank with your amazing individual donations, community grants, Lynches Eurospar at Skeoge ongoing store collections and weekly food supplies from FairshareNI/APEX HA, the Churches Voluntary Trust and the Department for Communities. 

Massive thank you to Supervalu, Village Butchers, Bits and Pieces and Bubble Bum based at Northside Village Centre and for the management team at Northside Village Centre who have been amazing over the past six weeks and provided much needed support and commitment to the Ballyarnett DEA Community Support Team. 

To take any donations e.g. food supplies, baby products, personal and household hygiene products etc. we have a central base at M20 Northside Village Centre, Glengalliagh Road, Derry, BT48 8NN.

If you can assist us, please contact us on


[email protected]