Getting help

If you need help, you should first get a voucher from one of the agencies listed in this section. Please call to find if they are open before attending.

When you have a voucher you should go to your nearest distribution outlet at the opening times, which are also listed on this page.

Agencies holding Deal Emercency Foodbank vouchers as of 6 June 2014 are:

Age UK Dover, Karen Trante, 01304 207268

Age UK Shepherdswell, Carole White, 01304 830834

Aylesham Baptist Church, Laura Moncaster, 01304 840871

Bechange, Jim Taggart, 01304 840134

Carers Support Dover District, Jill Attwell, 01304 364637

Circle Support, Jillian Clarkson, 01732 2781973

Community Church Deal, Chrissy Pile, 01304 375297

Deal Centre For The Retired, Debbie Barry, 01304 372608

Deal Salvation Army, KookHwan Rho, 01304 375398

Deal Gateway (Deal Library) Mon/Wed/Fri

Dover Gateway, Beverley Hussey, 01304 872337

Dover Jobcentre Plus, Steve Ashe, 01304 866213

Dover, Deal & District CAB, Jan Stewart, 01304 374 128

East Kent Housing, Pat Turley, 07436037063

Eythorne Baptist Church, Anita Powell, 01304 831516

Family Mosaic - Care Navigators, Lyn Vassey, 0800 0283172

Health Trainers, Rebecca Hansell, 07539 243396

Home-Start Dover District, Tracy Perrow, 01304 242 314

Janet King, Janet King, 01304 830617

KCA Family Interv - Stronger Families, Lyndsey Dilla, 07714 076091

KCC Family Liaison Officers (FLO's), Individual FLO, School telephone

Kent Probation Office, Lisa Cuffley, 03000 473496

Methodist Minister - Sheperdswell, Rev Harvey Richardson, 01304 832861

NHS Health Visitor, Jo  Gosse, 01304 873590

Phoenix Youth Centre, Phil Scott, 01304 611106

Rectory of Kingsdown, Ringwould Ripple & Sutton, Rev Catherine Sigrist, 01304 353951

Richmond Fellowship, Vanessa Hunter, 07884 290790

Sanctuary Supported Living, Jane Sharp, 07436 805208

Sandwich Technology School, James McAuley, 01304 610010

Southern Housing Group, Linda Aldred, 07771 500567

Specialist Children's Services - Dover District, Alison Eastwell, 03000 410 537

St Finbarr’s RC Church, Father Jeff Cridland, 01304 840205

St George's Church Deal, Martin Porter, 01304 372587

St Leonard's Benefice, Rev David Flewker, 01304 374 076

St Peter & St Paul , Rev Vanessa Ashman, 01304 831124

St Peter's Church, Rev Julie Coleman, 01304 842397

Stonham Family Support Service  07711378451

Surestart - Blossom Children's Centre, Andy Gretton, 01304 362136

Surestart - Sunflower Childrens Centre, Tina Huntley, 01304 831793

The Centre, Sandwich, Jane Goring, 01304 614237

Opening times


Distribution outlets are open at the following times:

Tuesday 12.30-2.30pm St Richards Church, Mill Hill, Deal CT14 9JR

Wed & Friday 12.30-2.30pm St. Finbarr Church, Market Place, Aylesham CT3 3EZ

Thursday 1.00-3.00pm  Phoenix Centre, Jubilee Road, Sandwich CT13 0QP

Friday 10.00am-12.00 noon Trinity Church, Union Road, Deal CT14 6EA

For enquiries about donations or volunteer opportunities, please contact us by email:

or call 01304 728428.

The Foodbank phone is not manned. Please leave a message and contact number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.



Recipes from Jack Monroe

Jack Monroe started writing her blog, A Girl Called Jack, in February 2012, in response to a local councillor who claimed that ‘druggies, drunks and single mums are ruining the High Street.’ What started as a local politics blog developed into budget food and recipes, which were picked up with interest by the national press as she detailed living with her son on a food budget of just £10 a week. She describes the Daily Telegraph article by Xanthe Clay, ‘My 49p Lunch With A Girl Called Jack’, as the moment that changed her life.

You can link to Jack's blog here

Donate food

We rely on food donations to feed local people in crisis. From pasta to puddings, please give in-date non-perishable food. Sometimes we need specific items urgently.


Here's the current most wanted list

  • Nappies size 2
  • Baby products
  • Can openers
  • Table sauces eg ketchup
  • Washing powder/liquid
  • Dry dog food



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