About Us

The Canterbury Food Bank

Canterbury Food Bank began as a community project developed by a group of local churches in 2011, registering as a charity in August 2013. 

Its vision is ‘To live in a society where food banks are no longer necessary’ and its charitable objective is:

The prevention or relief of poverty or financial hardship in the Canterbury City Council district. 

Canterbury Food Bank will seek to meet this objective by:

  • Providing emergency food parcels and related household supplies to individuals and family groups in financial crisis.
  • Providing information about local services and facilities, connected to those individuals and family groups’ needs for emergency food parcels. 
  • Campaigning on issues to prevent or relieve poverty in the UK, including initiating and running projects solely, and in collaboration with other charities, organisations and the media.

Canterbury Food Bank’s activities are delivered by a small staff team managing a large group of dedicated volunteers.

While the roots of the charity lie in its Christian beginnings, it now brings together staff and volunteers of all faiths and none to provide a vital service to people.

The charity provides three-day food parcels to individuals and families in short term financial crisis across Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and surrounding villages.

Our organisation has staff who have completed the ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) program, which has equipped them with the skills and knowledge to provide suicide intervention support to individuals in crisis. 

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The Canterbury Food Bank
is registered charity No. 1153791.

Meals Distributed
Children Fed
Adults Fed
Holiday Parcels Given
Unpaid Hours Worked

* Statistics cover the last 12 months up to end June 24

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