There may be times when food needs to be collected from
our warehouse and delivered to a distribution venue, or
collected from donation locations and brought back to
the warehouse for sorting. On supermarket collection
days, food needs to be brought back to our warehouse at
various times during the day. You do not need to have a
huge car/van, just some spare boot space!
Packers and sorters
Canterbury Food Bank’s warehouse is open on a Monday
morning from 10am to 11.00am for deliveries of donated
food. Food then needs to be sorted into categories and
use-by dates, and then packed into three-day emergency
Supermarket collection days
These take place at various times during the year.
Volunteers hand out shopping lists to shoppers
describing the food we need, and ask people to kindly
put one or more extra items in their trolley. These days
usually require volunteers for a three-hour shift.
Please get in touch if you would like to help collect on
any of those days.
Food is handed out at weekly sessions in Canterbury and
Herne Bay. Volunteers are needed to hand out food
parcels, document details of people receiving food,
chat, serve refreshments and possibly signpost
individuals to other local services. As a Christian
organisation, we offer clients the opportunity of prayer
at the coffee morning, but a Christian faith is not a
pre-requisite for volunteering. This project is keen to
involve volunteers from all walks of life, faiths and
Take one of our yellow collecting bins into your school
and ask people to bring in a food donation. Donate some
or all of your harvest festival collection to Canterbury
Food Bank. Have a non-uniform day to raise funds, or ask
children to bring in one can of food. One of our team
can come and talk at your school assembly or harvest
to request a collecting bin or to contact us.
Canterbury Food Bank relies on food and monetary
donations to ensure we can meet the growing demands of
As our service grows, we will need help with
administration, record keeping, finances, etc.
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