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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.

Our foodbank works with a number of different agencies, such as schools, Citizens Advice and Optivo. To find out more about the agencies that hold our vouchers and how you can get help, please contact us.

We have a growing number of referral agencies that can issue vouchers including:

Schools (pupils & families only)

  • Bapchild School
  • Borden Primary School
  • Canterbury Road School
  • Fulston Manor School
  • Holywell School
  • Lansdowne School
  • Meadowfield School
  • Milstead & Frinsted School
  • Milton Court School
  • Minterne School
  • Regis Manor School
  • SCC School
  • South Avenue School
  • The Oaks
  • Westlands Primary School

Housing

  • Optivo Tenants
  • Plough Court Residents
  • Paramount Housing Residents
  • Porchlight (homeless clients)
  • SBC Housing Options team
  • The Quays (Residents only)

Health

  • Forward Trust (clients only)
  • Grovehurst Surgery (patients)
  • Medway Early Intervention Team
  • Swale Mental Health Team (patients)
  • Swale School Health (school nurses)

Public Services

  • Children’s Social Services
  • Community Safety Unit – Kent Police
  • Early Help
  • Adult Social Services Community Team
  • Probation Service (clients)

Advisory Services

  • Citizens Advice Service (CAB)
  • CAP Clients

Domestic Abuse Support

  • Joining Hands Joining Hearts
  • New Leaf Support
  • SATEDA
  • Swale Women’s Refuge

Local Charities

  • Age UK
  • Carers Support
  • Phoenix House (if sent from jobcentre)
  • Royal British Legion South East (ex-military only)
  • The Calm Centre

Churches

  • All Saints Church Murston
  • Holy Trinity Milton Regis
  • St Michael’s Church
  • The Six Benefice Churches

Any problems, please call or email us.

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.

When you visit a referral agency they will take some basic details from you to complete the voucher. Please bring some form of ID with you and as much information as you can. This will help them to identify the cause of your crisis and offer practical guidance. It also means we are able to prepare suitable emergency food for the right number of people.

Who do we help?

We help those on low incomes, on benefits, self-employed, people who are ill, families, elderly, single people. Anyone with a genuine need.

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