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Loaves and Fishes Foodbank
operates from St John’s Church Hall, Quaker’s Hall Lane, TN13 3TX Sevenoaks (Loaves & Fishes)
The foodbank was set up 12 years ago by two mums who were concerned that children were arriving at school hungry. They approached their parish priest at St John the Baptist Church on Quakers Hall Lane and together they set up a food bank. It still operates from the church hall every Thursday.
The ethos of Sevenoaks (Loaves & Fishes) Foodbank has always been about showing support and compassion to the people we serve and not only about providing food to those who need it. We provide emergency bags of food to those in need, with no initial referral needed. Our cafe is now open for clients to enjoy tea and coffee and spend time chatting with friends.
The Foodbank is run exclusively by volunteers. The volunteers work as a team to provide clients and donors with a welcoming and safe environment. Donations come from a significant number of local churches and many local schools. We also receive donations from a range of local businesses, and organisations, as well as from many generous individual donors.
The Sevenoaks (Loaves & Fishes) Foodbank benefits from the support of other charities such as the Hygiene Bank, Fare Share and Cakes for Kids. In time of plenty, surplus supplies are sent to other food banks in the area so that the generosity of our donors ripples further.
Ongoing weekly support is given to those who need it – the real success of the Foodbank is when a client does not need our help anymore!
- Loaves and Fishes Foodbank is registered with the Charity Commission, charity no. 1194341. Fr Robin is one of the trustees.
A huge thank you to everyone for continuing to contribute food items to the Loaves and Fishes Foodbank. Thanks to your support, we have always had enough food to give to everyone. This would not be possible without the generosity of all our donors, both individually and corporately and for that we are very grateful.
At the moment we really need:
Breakfast cereals (but not Weetabix)
- meat – beef casserole, beef bolognese, chicken in white sauce
- macaroni cheese
- rice pudding
We also need:
- peanut butter
- chocolate spread
- hygiene products
We do not need the following items at the moment, as we have plenty in stock:
- sauces for pasta
- hot dogs
- tinned tomatoes
- baked beans
Please do NOT donate:
- pet food
- baby food
- Fray Bentos pies (long cooking time)
- catering-sized tins
- bottles of water
- cans of drinks
- catering-sized bags of pasta, etc
PLEASE NOTE: The delivery time for donations of food is 11.30am – 12.30pm on THURSDAY MORNINGS ONLY in order to minimise the number of people in the Hall during the current situation. Thank you for your support. It is much appreciated.