We are a community project and registered charity providing emergency three-day food parcels to individuals and families in short term financial crisis across Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and surrounding villages.
We are a Christian-led project that brings together volunteers of all faiths and none to provide a vital service to people in short-term need.
In the last year we;
DISTRIBUTED 31,257 MEALS
FED 2,160 ADULTS AND 1,260 CHILDREN
GAVE PARENTS 468 HOLIDAY PARCELS
WORKED UNPAID FOR 16,557 HOURS
Please read this important update:
Please note we are unable to supply food to people purely because they are self-isolating or unable to make it to the shops unless they meet our normal criteria for referral. We would love to help but have to focus our resources on supporting the most vulnerable individuals and families. Please contact the agency you are working with for advice about receiving a food parcel. If you think that you may still qualify for our help then please click on the button below.
Emergency food parcels will be distributed directly to clients via the agencies that usually issue the vouchers. Clients need to contact the agency that issued their voucher to obtain the food.
Please ensure that you have the means to get your food home, as food parcels are heavy, particularly for a whole family.
Please try and bring your own robust bags when you collect the food parcels.
Canterbury Food Bank is stocked entirely by the generosity of the local community.
You can collect food in your school, business, church, club or organisation, or just at home.
If you would like to discuss giving a large amount, or you have a donation bin that needs emptying please get in touch with our warehouse supervisor using the button below.
Large quantities of donated items can be delivered to the Canterbury Food Bank warehouse on Mondays between 10am and 11am. Contact us for the location of our warehouse. Food donations can also be brought to All Saints Church, Military Road, Canterbury on Tuesdays between 9.30am and 11am.
Alternatively, there are a large number of collection points around the district.
We are appealing for donations to help feed people and to provide household essentials during the Coronavirus crisis.
The charity is experiencing a significant rise in demand as the crisis continues and needs funds to replenish stocks on a regular basis.
We are appealing to our supporters to donate cash directly and to continue donating food at supermarkets when they can.
Running the charity successfully also requires financial donations to enable us to pay for our warehouse, van and the many other essential costs.
Any contribution that you can make will be gratefully received and we have made it easier by allowing you to donate in several ways.
GIVE EXTRA WITH GIFT AID
As a registered charity, we can claim up to 25p from the Government for every £1 that you donate making it go further at no cost to you. You must be a UK taxpayer and have paid income or capital gains tax at least equal to the amount Canterbury Food Bank will claim back from the Government on your donation.
Access our payment web page for one-off and recurring payments by card and PayPal at easydonate.org/FOOD1.
Or donate by sending a text from your mobile phone: *
£1 - text FOOD1 to 70201
£3 - text FOOD1 to 70331
£5 - text FOOD1 to 70970
£10 - text FOOD1 to 70191
* Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme, operating as DONATE, a charity registered in England and Wales (1149800) and Scotland (SC045106). In addition to any text donation, you will incur your standard network message charge (based on your service provider rates). For Terms & Conditions, see www.easydonate.org
Please make payable to Canterbury Food Bank and send to:
Canterbury Food Bank CIO
c/o Riverside Church
Kent CT5 3JQ
BY BANK TRANSFER OR STANDING ORDER:
Account name: Canterbury Food Bank
Bank: HSBC Bank PLC
Sort code: 40-16-11
Please complete the form and return to the registered address above.
USING THE CFB PAYPAL ACCOUNT INCLUDING DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS: