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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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Still Urgently Needed

Whole milk (longlife) Pasta sauce (jars) Custard (pkts/tins) Tinned potatoes/pkts mash Tinned fish Juice/squash Ketchup/ Brown Sauce Washing up liquid Cleaning products Deodorant Shaving foam/gel Thank you for caring

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Urgent Appeal: Please Read

We are desperately short of the following items: Long life Milk, Full Cream & Semi Skimmed, Custard, Toiletries, Tinned Fruit, Ketchup & Brown Sauce, Squash, Fruit Juice, Desserts, Sponge Puddings, Tinned Potatoes If you can, please donate items in your local Foodbank Collection point.

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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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