5 Kent foodbanks to help you out this easter

With the cost of living increasing and here are some places that can help you out if you’re struggling this easter holiday:

Family Food Bank

The family Food Bank provide a supply short term food aid for up to a week.

With the support of the community and our relationship with FareShare Kent we can produce a Family Food Box for about £8.50. This could feed a family of four, two meals a day for five days.

You can find them:

Unit 4, St Johns Court, Ashford Business Park,

Ashford, Kent, TN24 0SJ

Gillingham street angels food bank

The Gillingham Street angels support families and homeless people by offering a cafe, charity shop and essential items. They offer a school uniform swap/bank for

families struggling to provide and offer packed lunches for school kids . In 2021 they started a free furniture giveaway open to everyone which is very popular. They’ve received support from Many business including Sainsbury’s and the Chatham Football club.

You can find them at:

Community Hub, 43 Skinner Street,

Gillingham, Kent.

ME7 1LG

 

The Trussell Trust Deal Area

The Trussell Trust support a nationwide network of food banks and together they provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty,

and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

You can find them

st 165 Mill Hill, Deal

CT14 9JR

or 

Union Road, Deal

CT14 6EA

 

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Faversham Food Bank 

The aim for the Faversham food bank is to bring communities together and put an end to hunger and poverty by providing compassionate, practical help whilst challenging injustice.

You can find them at:

The Gospel Mission Church,
Tanners Street,
Faversham,
Kent,
ME13 7JL

 

Catching Lives 

Catching Lives is an independent charity aimed at supporting homeless people, rough sleepers and vulnerable people housed in Canterbury and East Kent.

They offer support to people so they can get suitable accommodation and find the motivation to take steps towards personal recovery and independent living .

You can find them at:

Open Centre, Station Road East, Canterbury CT1 2RB

 

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Also to provide support and assistance during the Covid Pandemic Kent County Council have launched a new service Kent Together.

There is a 24 hour access number to support vulnerable people in Kent who need urgent help, supplies or medication on: 03000 41 92 92