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Canterbury Food Bank is stocked entirely by the generosity of the local community.

You can collect food in your school, business, church, club or organisation, or just at home. We can provide yellow Canterbury Food Bank collecting bins – click here to request one.

Large quantities of donated items can be delivered to the Canterbury Food Bank warehouse on Mondays between 10am and 11am. Contact us for the location of our warehouse. Food donations can also be brought to All Saints Church, Military Road, Canterbury on Tuesdays between 9.30am and 11am.

Alternatively, there are a large number of collection points around the district:

Blean Church, Tyler Hill Road

St Peters Church, High Street

Broad Oak
Broad Oak Chapel, Chapel Lane

Asda, Sturry Road
Beaney Library, High Street
Canterbury & District Early Years Project, 11a South Street
Canterbury Baptist Church, St George’s Place
Canterbury Cricket Ground, Old Dover Road
Cathedral, The Precincts
City View Pre School, City View
Dayspring Community Church, Riverside Youth Centre, Kingsmead Road
Franciscan Monastery, Giles Lane
Pilgrim’s Way Primary School, Pilgrim’s Way
Sainsbury’s, Kingsmead
Sainsbury’s Local, St Dunstans
Sainsbury's Extra, Kent County Cricket Ground
Salvation Army, White Horse Lane
St Mary Bredin Church, Nunnery Fields
St Andrew's United Reformed Church, Watling Street
St Martin’s Church, North Holmes Road
St Nicholas Church, 2 The Hamels
St Nicholas School, Home Oak Close
St Pauls Anglican Church, Church Street
St Peters Church, St Peter's Street
St Stephen's Church, Hales Drive
St Thomas' Catholic Church, Burgate
Tesco Metro, Gravel Walk
Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Centre, Thanington Road
University for the Creative Arts, New Dover Road
University of Kent - Rutherford, Student Union
Waitrose Supermarket, St George’s Place

St Mary's Church, The Green

Johnson's Nursery, Old Thanet Way
Sainsburys, Old Thanet Way

St Mary's Church, Chilham Square

Goodnestone Primary School

All Saints Church, Seasalter Road

St Peter’s Church

Herne Infants School, Palmer Close
Herne Junior School, School Lane
St Martin’s Church
St Martin’s Vicarage

Herne Bay
Baptist Church, High Street
Beacon Church, Sea Street
Herne Bay Junior School, Kings Road
Herne Bay Infants School, Stanley Road
Hippodrome, Kings Road, Herne Bay
Christ Church, William Street
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Clarence Road
Poppy Children’s Centre, Kings Road
Salvation Army, Richmond Street
Sanford Opticians, William Street
URC Herne Bay, Mortimer Street
Coop Store, Mortimer Street
Warwick Lodge Dentist, Canterbury Road, Herne Bay
Bay Running shop, Canterbury Road, Herne Bay
Morrisons Herne Bay
Sainsburys, Beltinge

St John the Evangelist Church, The Street

St Vincent’s Church, Church Road

St Mary's Church, Patrixbourne Road

St Mary’s Church, Reculver Lane

Seasalter Christian Centre, Faversham Road
St Alphege Church (old church), Church Lane

St John the Baptist , Swalecliffe Court Drive
Swalecliffe Baptist, Herne Bay Road

All Saints Church, Church Street
Harbour Street Church, Harbour Street
Horsebridge Community Centre, Horsebridge
Jim's Family Butchers (Theobalds), High Street
Joy Lane Primary School, Joy Lane
Methodist Church, Argyle Road
Riverside Church, Thanet Way
St Alphege Church, High Street
Stocks, Cromwell Road
Swalecliffe Children’s Centre, Bridgefield Road
Tesco Extra, Old Thanet Way
United Reformed Church, Middle Wall
Monument Pub, Church Street
Nationwide, High Street, Whitstable

Wickhambreaux Church, The Green

St Mary’s Church

Below is a shopping list of the food we need. These specific items are requested to enable us to make up nutritionally balanced food parcels. Please note, we cannot accept fresh food, razors or alcohol.

Shopping list
Breakfast cereal
Whole milk (long life and semi skimmed)

Pasta (Tinned)
Ham (Tinned)
Sweetcorn (Tinned)
Carrots/Peas (Tinned)
Corned Beef (Tinned)
Tuna / Fish (Tinned)
Fruit (Tinned)
Sponge pudding (Tinned)
Custard (Tinned or Carton)
Smash instant potato or tinned
Tomatoes (Tinned)
Disposable nappies/wipes
Baby food
Cat/Dog Food
Gents deodorant
Washing powder and household cleaning items
Washing up liquid

Shaving foam
Multi-purpose cleaning spray
Loo cleaner
Cleaning cloths
Kitchen roll
Toilet roll
Sanitary items

Tea Bags
Coffee (small jar)
Fruit Juice (Long life)
Fruit squash
Soup (Tinned)
Dried rice (500g)
Dried pasta (500g)
Pasta sauce
Baked Beans (Tinned)
Rice pudding (Tinned)
Pies (Tinned)
Biscuits, plus individually wrapped biscuits
High factor sun screen

Items in bold and red are urgently required. Please ensure sell-by dates are at least three months ahead.

Why not download the free Food Bank app and get weekly updates of urgent food requirements and other Food Bank news?

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Financial donations are also essential for the day to day running of Canterbury Food Bank. If you would like to give financially, there are a number of ways to do this:

Cheque – please make payable to Canterbury Food Bank and send to:

Canterbury Food Bank CIO
c/o Riverside Church
Thanet Way
Kent CT5 3JQ

Standing order – here are our bank details so that you can make a single or regular payment:

Account name: Canterbury Food Bank
Bank: HSBC Bank PLC
Account: 12437910
Sort code: 40-16-11

Gift Aid – as a registered charity, we can claim at least an extra 25p back from the Government for every pound you donate, helping it go further at no cost to you. You must be a UK taxpayer and have paid income or capital gains tax at least equal to the amount Canterbury Food Bank will claim back from the Government on your donation.

Click here to download a standing order/gift aid form. Please complete this and return to the address on our contact us page.

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Credit/debit card or Paypal – click on the button below to make a one-off payment: