St Michael & All Angels

Sharing God's Love

Marden Food Bank

The Food Bank is now situated at Marden School, this will be ongoing during the Government restrictions and your help is needed.


Thank you for all the donations you have made to date, but donations are desperately needed now and probably will be for some time….. 


If you wish and are able to make a financial donation, please contact our Treasurer Jane Lowther click here  or phone 01622 832974 and she will give you the details to make a simple and secure bank transfer. If you can only offer cash - please discuss that with Jane as to how the transaction can be made.


The Food Bank is able to accept goods outside the main school door, during the normal school hours of 9am - 3pm.  All items are gratefully received, but goods particularly required are: Washing powder liquid; Nappies; Baby Milk; Toilet Roll; Pasta; Rice; Cooking Sauces


To use the Food Bank you must have a referral from one of the following:

Marden Children's Centre

Your GP (Doctor)

Family Liaison Officer at the School

Your Social Worker


The Food Bank at the school will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between 9am and 12 noon. Please observe social distancing of 2 metres at all times.


IMPORTANT NOTICE RE OPENING TIMES AT EASTER

Please note during Easter the Food Bank will be closed on Friday 10th April, but will open on Thursday 9th April instead.  It will again be closed again on Monday 13th April, but will open on Tuesday 14th April instead.   All other arrangements remain as published above.


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. 


Thank you to all the families in the village who have used/are using the new Foodbank. Thank you for your patience while things were set-up and procedures put in place - we are pleased to say that, now it is established, everything is running well.  The Church, Parish Council, Children’s Centre and School, who are all jointly involved with this are delighted that you, those families who need it the very most, have been able to utilise 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.

Website:www.kent.gov.uk/KentTogether 

Phone:03000 419292