Marden Food Bank
The Food Bank is located in the Vestry Hall (between the Church and the Library) - See map here. Opening Hours: Every Monday 9.30am until 12 noon.
Food and toiletry item donations may be left at the Vestry Hall during the Food Bank or Church Office opening hours (Monday, Thursday & Friday 9am -1pm). Donations can also be dropped into the box in the church porch, or in the Vicarage porch.
For the Foodbank to be able to meet families' needs, we do need to please ask for the communities' continued help.
Any donations of food are welcome (provided they are still in date), but the food/household items that are particularly useful are: Washing powder/liquid (smaller sizes please so they are easy to carry), tinned meat products, cooking sauces, tinned vegetables, puddings, tea, coffee, sugar, cereal & longlife milk. We are also grateful for donations of bubble bath, shower gel, deodorant, shampoo and sanitary products. We unfortunately cannot accept any cleaning products due to health and safety.
If you wish and are able to make a financial donation, please contact our Treasurer Matt McMillan click here and he will give you the details to make a simple and secure bank transfer. If you can only offer cash - please discuss with Matt as to how the transaction can be made.
In the meantime we thank all villagers, local shops and community initiatives who have made generous donations both financially and in food items to this Food Bank.
And thank you to all the families in the village who have
used/are using the Food Bank. The Church, Parish Council, Children’s Centre and School, who are all involved with this are delighted that you, those families who need it
the very most, have been able to utilize the facilities, and that as a
community we have been able to help meet your needs. We all hope that you are
able to continue to access the supplies available and please remember that
there is always someone you can contact to help in these difficult times. Click here
USEFUL TO KNOW:
Kent County Council has launched a helpline called Kent Together. It is a single, convenient point of contact for anyone who is in urgent need of help during the Covid-19 outbreak.