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New Foodbank Distribution Centre

A new Foodbank distribution centre will open on Wednesday 4th July at the Community Church, Victoria Road, Deal between 1600-1800. We already have  a group of volunteers willing to work here but more are always welcome. Please contact Sheila on 01304 728428 if you are interested.

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Weekend Collection

Final Sainsbury weekend collection for Charity of the Year is 1/2 June, with live music on both days … aiming to collect a  lot of money!

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Trussell Trust wins OFM outstanding achievement award

Trussell Trust isn’t entirely thrilled at having won Observer Food Monthly’s Outstanding Achievement for 2017. “Obviously, awards can be quite difficult, can’t they?” says Mark Ward, the charity’s interim CEO. “… it’s terrible and it’s not terrible because it  means now there are 300 places where if somebody’s struggling they can go to. So we […]

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Two new centres added

This October we have added two new distribution centres; Eastry Village Hall, open Mondays 10:30 – 12;30, and St Nicholas’ Church at Ash, open Wednesdays 12:30 – 14:30. Details of the locations, days and times can also be found on our Locations page.

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Drivers still needed

We need several van drivers to help us distribute food from our warehouse. This involves 2 or 3  hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and or Thusday morning collecting and delivering food in the local area, using a Luton van. If you’d like to help, please download and complete a volunteer application form. and get in touch. […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Sheila Ward appointed Deal Area Coordinator

Deal Area Emergency Foodbank has appointed Sheila Ward as its first fulltime coordinator. From July she will lead the Operations Team and work with it in the various functions to ensure that the foodbank can meet the ever increasing demands for help we see from our clients and FLA partners. Sheila will also work with […]

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