Sharing God's Love
The Foodbank has now moved to the John Banks Hall
(The John Banks' Hall is highlighted in blue on the above map)
Do not enter the John Banks’ Hall; Food will be available outside the main door.
Remember to keep a 2 metre distance from other people at all times.
Take the food you need and leave.
Open Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 12 noon.
Food and toiletry item donations may be left at the John Banks’ Hall during the Food Bank opening hours. (The Food Bank will be moving premises once again at the end of August - full details will be publicised here shortly)
To use the Food Bank you must still have a referral from one of the following:
Marden Children's Centre
Your GP (Doctor)
Family Liaison Officer at the School
Your Social Worker
For the Foodbank to be able to meet families' needs we do need to please ask for the communities' continued help.
Donations of both food/toiletries and finance
are still increasingly important to the continuation of this
service. Any donations are welcome, but the
food/household items that are particularly useful are:
Washing powder/liquid (smaller sizes please so they are easy to carry), Nappies, Baby Milk, Toilet Roll, Pasta, Rice, Cooking Sauces. We are also experiencing an increased demand for shower gel, deodorant, shampoo and sanitary products.
There is also a collection box at The One Stop Shop in the High Street. When you shop, please purchase extra items and place in the box. Kathy will collect when it is full.
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.
Any spare carrier bags you have can also be put to use at the Foodbank. You can leave these at the Foodbank during the hours that it is open or contact Kathy who will be happy to collect them from you at a time convenient to you both.
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. 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.