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Coronavirus advice: food banks

A list of food banks in Kent

If you are in need of food and essentials, these food banks are currently operating in Kent.

For most of these food banks you will need a food voucher or a referral. The process for each food bank is different so the best thing to do is contact your nearest food bank to find out how you can access it.

You can find more information about food vouchers on the Citizen's Advice Bureau website or the Trussell Trust website.


Search for local food banks

Use Kent County Council's food bank database


Food banks in your area

Ashford

Information about food banks in the Ashford area and how to access them can be found at familyfoodbank.org

Canterbury

All Saints Church (Military Road, CT1 1PA)
Open Tuesdays, 9.30am - 11am

St Dunstans Church Hall (London Road, CT2 8LS)
Open Fridays, 12pm - 1.30pm

Call 07718 108875 or go to canterburyfoodbank.org

Deal

Deal food bank
Open weekdays (deliver only)
Call 01304 728428, visit dealarea.foodbank.org.uk or email info@dealarea.foodbank.org.uk

Dover

Beacon Church (Bartholomew Street, CT16 2LH)
Delivery only
Call 07870 361180 or email

The Ark Church (Noah’s Ark Road, CT17 0DD)
Delivery only
Call 01304 225737

or go to https://dover.foodbank.org.uk

Folkestone

Folkestone Methodist Church (Sandgate Road, CT20 2BL)
Open Tuesdays and Fridays, 2pm - 3.30pm
Call 07913 573403

Romney Marsh Community Church (North street, TN28 8DW)
Call 07913 573403

or go to https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/shepway/

Folkestone Community Support Hub for people who are self-isolating (run by Citizens Advice)
Delivers food, collects and delivers medicine
Call 01303 316186 or email covid-19@3hsp.co.uk

Gravesend

Gravesham Food bank
Open Tuesday to Friday, 10am - 12.30pm
Call 01474 559555 or go to https://gravesham.foodbank.org.uk/

Herne Bay

Salvation Army (33 Richmond Street, CT6 5RH)
Open Tuesdays, 12.30pm - 2pm
Call 01227 742719

Hythe

Hythe Community Support Hub for people who are self-isolating (run by Age UK)
Delivers food, collects and delivers medicine
Call 01303 269602 or email covid-19@ageukhl.org.uk

Lydd

Hardy Hall (Skinner Road, TN29 9HN)
Open Fridays, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Call 07913 573403 or go to https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/shepway/

Maidstone

Information about food banks in the Maidstone area and how to access them can be found at familyfoodbank.org

Maidstone Day Centre (Knightrider Street, ME15 6LP)
Open weekdays, 9am - 12pm
Call 01622 764064

MADM (48 Church Street, ME14 1EL)
Weekdays, 10am - 4pm
Call 01634 684414

Salvation Army (74 - 80 Union Street, ME14 1ED)
Open daily (but call before going)
Call 01622 681808

New Romney

New Romney Christian Centre (North Street, TN28 8DW)
Open Tuesdays, 5.30pm - 7pm
Call 07913 573403

Paddock Wood

Paddock Wood Food Bank (The Community Store, Wesley Centre, 109 Commercial Road, TN12 6DS)
Open Tuesdays 1pm - 3pm, Wednesdays 12.30pm - 2pm, and Thursdays 9.30am - 11am
Call 07582 142948, visit communitystorehouse.co.uk or email enquiries@communitystorehouse.co.uk

Sittingbourne & Swale

Net Church (95 East Street, ME10 4BL)
Open Tuesdays, 11.30am - 1.30pm
Call 01795 430259

Holy Trinity Parish Hall (Church Street, ME10 3EG)
Delivering to people with vouchers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Call 07486 370709

Baptist Church (High Street, ME10 4AQ)
Open Fridays, 10am - 12pm
Call 01795 420990

Methodist Church Centre (St Michael's Road, ME10 3ND)
Open Saturdays, 10am - 12pm
Call 07733 543538

Thanet

Information about food banks in the Thanet area and how to access them can be found at familyfoodbank.org

Tonbridge

Tonbridge Baptist Church (Darenth Avenue, TN10 3HZ)
Open weekdays, 12pm - 2pm
Call 01732 352824 and leave a message

Nourish Community Food Bank
Open Tuesdays, 9.30am - 12pm (home deliveries only)
To use this food bank, you must be registered in advance. Email admin@nourishcommunityfoodbank.org.uk and request to set up an account.


Tunbridge Wells

St Augustines Church (Crescent Road, TN1 2LY)
Open Fridays, 12pm - 3pm
Call 01892 520117

Nourish Community Food Bank
Open Tuesdays, 9.30am - 12pm
Call 01892 548892 or email nourishcommunityfoodbank.org.uk

Whitstable

Umbrella Centre (10 Oxford Street, CT5 1DD)
Open Thursdays, 9.30am - 11am
Call 01227 767660