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Christmas opening hours

Please note that we’re announcing changes to the dates and times of opening at our outlets. Details are on the Locations page of the website. Normal arrangements will apply from 6 January 2020.

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Food parcels given out soars 23%

Steepest increase in people needing food banks for past five years as number of food parcels given out soars 23% As the General Election nears, the Trussell Trust is calling for politicians of all parties to pledge to protect people from hunger by ensuring everyone has enough money for the basics. The charity reports more […]

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Businesses and residents rally round Deal Foodbank

Deal businesses and residents are working hard to help the town’s Foodbank provide food and household basics to residents of Deal, Sandwich and surrounding villages. Following a recent story in the Mercury about food shortages at the Foodbank, the staff at Nationwide got together and agreed to have a food collection bin in the branch […]

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Foodbank supplies running low

Deal Area Foodbank is running dangerously low on supplies, the project coordinator has said. This year, the Foodbank has so far given out 16,849 tonnes of food, with only 11,334 tonnes having been donated (Jan to May 2019), compared to 14,851 given out, with 11,334 donated between Jan and May 2018. This year, the Foodbank […]

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1.6 million food parcels given last year

The Trussell Trust today reports that a record 1.6 million food parcels were given out last year, more than 500,000 to children. These shocking statistics accurately reflect what we see here in Deal and surrounding villages. Project coordinator Sheila Ward said: “The latest news that Foodbanks across the country gave out 1.6 million food parcels […]

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“Thank you to absolutely everyone…”

Children from Bright Sparks Nursery donating foodSchools, 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, […]

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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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