is Canterbury Food Bank?
We are a community project and
registered charity (no.
1153791) providing emergency (three-day) food parcels to
families in short term financial crisis across the
(Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and surrounding
you need a food parcel?
made it even easier to receive a food parcel when facing
it is your first visit you
can now self refer to one of our distribution cafes and
when we issue the food
parcel we will also help with signposting.
We have a Citizens Advice worker at the
distribution cafes in Canterbury
as well who can give advice and issue a voucher.
For more information
please give us a call or send an email.
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to the address on our contact
Our operating objectives are to:
- Build a regular and sustainable supply of food
and financial donations to enable the provision of
emergency food parcels, education and support;
- Provide education and advice to assist those in
need, including, but not limited to, cooking,
diet, food safety and budgeting;
- Build strong on-going relationships with local
agencies and other relevant organisations to
provide support and resources;
- Recruit and maintain a team of dedicated and
trained staff and volunteers from the local
- Ensure all infrastructure – including required
facilities, vehicles and materials – is in place
and within budget;
- Ensure a strong governance structure and
supporting communication channels are in place to
enable the successful running of the Charity and
to ensure the charity status is maintained;
- Contribute to the wider debate on the cause and
effects of poverty and hunger in the district.
do we need a Food Bank?
is not just a third world problem. There are ‘hidden
hungry’ here in our affluent district of Canterbury. A
sudden change in circumstances, such as a family break
up, illness, unexpected bill, delay in benefits,
redundancy or even reduced working hours can result in
people being unable to feed themselves and their family.
According to the latest child poverty statistics, there
are over 4,000 children living in poverty in the
Canterbury District out of a total population of 135,000
people - that's one in seven children.