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Foodbank vouchers

Our foodbank works using a voucher referral system. Find out more about how we work.

We know that anyone can find themselves at crisis point for a number of different reasons.

In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation we work with local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis. 

PRIMARY SCHOOLS – families of pupils attending these schools
– Bapchild and Tonge Primary School
– Borden Primary School
– Canterbury Road School
– Holywell School
– Lansdowne Primary School
– Meadowfield School
– Milton Primary Academy
– Milstead & Frinsted School
– Milton Court Primary School
– Minterne Junior School
– Regis Manor School
– South Avenue School
– The Oaks Infant School
– Tunstall Primary School
– Westlands Primary School

SENIOR SCHOOLS – families of students attending these schools
– Borden Grammar School
– Fulston Manor School
– Meadowfield School
– SCC Senior School
– Westlands Senior School

NURSERIES – families of children attending these nurseries
– Little Angels
– Wings Nursery

HOUSING
– Plough Court (residents)
– Optivo Housing (residents only)
– Paramount Housing (residents)
– Porchlight (homeless clients)
– Sanctuary Housing
– Swale Borough Council Housing Options Team
– The Quays (residents only)

HEALTH
– Forward Trust (clients)
– Grovehurst Doctors Surgery (patients)
– Medway Early Intervention Team
– Swale Mental Health team (patients only)
– Swale School Health (school nurses)
– The Meads Medical Centre (patients)

PUBLIC SERVICES
– Childrens Social Services
– Community Safety Unit – Kent Police
– Early Help & Preventative Services
– Imago
– KCC Social Services Adult Community Team
– Probation Service (clients)

ADVISORY SERVICES
– CAP (clients)
– Citizens Advice Bureau, Swale House

DOMESTIC ABUSE SUPPORT
– Joining Hands Joining Hearts
– New Leaf Support (clients)
– SATEDA (clients)
– Swale Women’s Refuge (residents)

LOCAL CHARITIES
– Age UK (clients only)
– Carers Support
– Phoenix House Community Centre (only if sent from jobcentre)
– Royal British Legion South East (ex-military only)
– The Calm Centre
– Victim Support Kent

CHURCHES
– All Saints Church Murston
– Holy Trinity Milton Regis
– St Michael’s Church
– The Six Benefice churches
– Sittingbourne Family Church

Any problems getting a voucher, please call us Monday-Friday 9am-3pm on 07486 370709.

When you visit a referral agency they will take some basic details from you to complete the voucher. This will help them to identify the cause of your crisis and offer practical guidance.

Once you have been issued with a voucher, you can exchange this for a minimum of three days of emergency food at your nearest foodbank centre.

Our centres are:

Tuesdays @ Net Church, East Street, Sittingbourne 11am-2pm

Thursdays @ Holy Trinity Parish Hall, near Lidl 12pm-2pm

Fridays @ Sittingbourne Baptist Church 10am-12pm

Saturdays @ Sittingbourne Methodist Church 10am-12pm

If you are a referral agency and would like to become a registered voucher holder for our foodbank, please contact us to find out more.

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