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“Thank you to absolutely everyone…”

Schools, nurseries, churches, supermarkets, local companies and private individuals gave generously to the Deal Area Foodbank in the run-up to Christmas. Project Coordinator Sheila Ward said: “Thank you to absolutely everyone in Deal, Sandwich and local villages who donated not only our usual staples, but advent calendars, Christmas puddings, chocolates, and entire Turkey dinners!.” Everything […]

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Collection for Christmas at Sainsbury’s

Deal Area Foodbank volunteers will be full of Christmas cheer at Sainsbury’s on 21 and 22 December, collecting funds and food to help people in need. If you’re in Deal town centre, please come along to support us.

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Our Christmas opening times

Please make a note of our opening times over the Christmas period, when we will have only two outlets open, both on 28th December: Trinity Church, Deal         10:00 – 12.00 St Finbarr’s, Aylesham     12:30 – 14:30 From 3rd January, all outlet times return to normal.

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Live in Sandwich & need a Foodbank?

We are here to provide short-term, emergency support in a crisis. Firstly, you will need to get a voucher, available from one of our local agencies: Phoenix Centre, Jubilee Road, CT13 0QP 01304 611106 Mon–Friday 9 – 2pm CAB, Guildhall Cattle Market, CT13 9AH 0344 848 7978 Thursday 10–3pm Community Warden, Karl Aylett 07811 271 […]

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Can we help?

Deal Area Foodbank helps and supports local people in need who are experiencing financial hardship. To find out how to get a Foodbank voucher click here and for information on where our outlets are and what day and time they open click here.

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Schools foodbank harvest

Schools in Deal, Sandwich and surrounding villages collected food and donations during Harvest Festival for the Foodbank. So far, donations from schools and churches alone have reached a staggering 2 tonnes.  Thank you to everyone who took the time and effort to do this, all donations are warmly received and very welcome. As the weather […]

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Harvest shopping list and a seasonal reminder

Please check the latest update to out most wanted list for Harvest. We are currently giving out double the amount of food we are receiving.  There are now 6 Food Outlets in Deal and surrounding areas. Providing items like shaving foam /razors/ tampons & cleaning products helps restore dignity. People need Foodbanks for many reasons; […]

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Help is here but we need your support

Volunteers last weekend collected food and financial donations from generous residents and visitors at Sainsbury’s in the town centre, to cheerful tunes courtesy of the Ukelele Rollers. Deal Area Foodbank Project Coordinator, Sheila Ward, with the Ukelele Rollers. Photo: Roger Brockbank The Trussell Trust’s network of more than 420 foodbanks, which Deal Area Foodbank is […]

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Deal Foodbank named Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year for 2019

  Deal Area Foodbank has been named Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year for the second year in a row. Between 1st July 2017 and 30th June 2018 people shopping at Sainsbury’s donated a total of £10,019. Sheila Ward, Foodbank coordinator said: “Thank you to everyone who donated to us in the last year, whether it […]

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Deal foodbank is giving double the amount it gets

Deal Area Emergency Foodbank now only has half the supplies it needs to help the destitute. Organisers say more donations are desperately needed as more people need their help. Manager Sheila Ward said: “We now have seven Foodbanks in Deal, Sandwich and the surrounding villages, and are giving out double the amount of food we […]

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