Canterbury Food Bank
works on a referral system. A food voucher can be
obtained from a referral agency that is working to help
you. This can be brought to the distribution centre to
receive three days' worth of emergency food. Please
We are currently working with a number of referral
agencies including the following.
Vouchers can be obtained from these agencies:
Available to all:
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- Canterbury Debt Advice Centre
- Christians Against Poverty
- NHS Health Trainers
- Salvation Army
For those who use these organisations:
We cannot provide a food parcel without a
- The Women’s Refuge
- Age UK
- Brtitish Red Cross
- Catching Lives
- Canterbury City Council
- CASA Support
- Early Help
- Forward Trust
- Children's Centres
- East Kent Housing Association
- Social Services
- Social Services Mental Health Team
- The Probation Service
- Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Project
- Health Visitors
- Royal British Legion
- East Kent Community Drug and Alcohol Service
- Town and Country Housing
- Sanctuary Housing
- Hersden Community Centre
- Primary Schools via Family Liaison Officers
- Canterbury Umbrella
- Whitstable Umbrella
When you collect your food, your
details will be documented and stored on our database (click here
to view our data protection
policy). There is a limit of five food vouchers per
rolling year, per individual/family.
to access our privacy statement.
We have four weekly distribution venues:
- Canterbury: St Dunstan’s Church
Hall (behind the church at the junction of St
Dunstan's Street and London Road, Canterbury CT2
8LS) – Friday 12pm to 1.30pm.
here for map. There is a Citizen Advice Bureau
adviser at this cafe and a debt adviser from
Christians Against Poverty. Connecting Canterbury
are also available.
- Canterbury: All Saints Church
(Military Road, Canterbury CT1 1PA) -
Tuesday 9.30am to 11am. There is a
Citizen Advice Bureau adviser at this cafe.
Connecting Canterbury are also available.
- Herne Bay: The Salvation Army, 33
Richmond Street HERNE BAY CT6 5RH - Tuesday
12.30pm to 2pm.
- Whitstable: The Umbrella Centre,
10 Oxford Street WHITSTABLE CT5 1DD -
Thursdays 9.30am to 11am
Please ensure that you have the means to get your
food home, as food parcels are heavy, particularly for
a whole family. There is limited car parking available
at/near the churches, if required.
Please try and bring your own bags when you
collect the food parcels
Click here to download a
selection of recipes that can be made using the
contents of a food parcel with a few store cupboard
extras. Many of the extras can be found on our bonus
tables at the distribution cafes.
For more information on becoming one of our
partnership agencies, please contact
Cellar – Whitstable Baptist Church,
Middle Wall (behind Sainsbury’s)
Every Wednesday, serving
homemade soup from 12 noon till 2pm
Thanks to Granny Smith’s Greengrocers,
local Coop store, Whitstable Baptist Church and SVP
for your ongoing support.