A food bank to help workers who have not been paid by Axminster Carpets opens today.
It will be set up in the town's Tesco store. It will collect non-perishable items for the next week.
250 workers are waiting to be paid as the company tries to put together a rescue plan.
One hundred workers now have job security after a buyer was found for Axminster Carpets over the weekend.
The company charged with re-structuring the carpet firm is making 300 staff redundant.
Three-quarters of the workforce at Devon-based historic carpets firm Axminster have been made redundant