The Tenterden Family Foodbank also now has a permanent home in EC30. The Foodbank is part of a Kent-wide charity and exists to help any individual, couple or family who suffer a sudden change in circumstances which leaves them without food. It is meant as a short term emergency rescue measure until finances and/or other, more sustainable measures can be taken.
The Foodbank works on a voucher system and anyone in need can receive a voucher by calling in or phoning EC30 or Tenterden Social Hub. Only minimal information and proof of ID is required.
Foodboxes are supplied with non perishable items which would yield approximately 40 meals and are limited to 6 per household in any one year.
The boxes are packed with foods which are donated by members of the public and collection points in Tenterden are in Waitrose, Tesco, St Michael’s Post Office and St Mildred’s Church so do please remember to buy a few extra bits when you shop and pop them into the collection as you leave the store.