• Sevenoaks Foodbank

    The Loaves and Fishes Foodbank

  • Sevenoaks Foodbank

    The Loaves and Fishes Foodbank

Coronavirus update:

Coronavirus update:
PLEASE NOTE: The Foodbank will be open as usual every Thursday at the times given below for delivery and collection:
• Donations of food can be accepted in the church hall between 11.30am – 12.30pm ONLY on Thursdays – please note the revised time, designed to keep us all as safe as possible in the current situation. Unfortunately at the moment it is not possible to leave food in the church at other times, even though the church may be open.
• Clients collecting food: collection is between 1.30 – 3.00pm on Thursdays.
• Please see list below for items required. Thank you for your support.

Here to help and support

Loaves and Fishes Foodbank

operates from St John’s Church Hall, Quaker’s Hall Lane, TN13 3TX.

  • Supports up to 40 households, mostly families with young children.
  • Large bag of non-perishable food every week of the year.  Food distributed on Thursday afternoons – from 1.30pm – 3.00pm during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Food donated from across the district by churches of all denominations, local schools, other charitable organisations, small businesses and many individuals.
  • Simple referral process through partner agencies.
  • Partner agencies, eg CAB and West Kent Housing, provide additional sources of help such as debt counselling and benefit maximising.
  • Other agencies, eg schools, churches, health centres, signpost families to any one of the partner agencies for referral to the Foodbank.
  • Emergency bag of food provided so no-one is refused help – but recipient must seek a referral to receive on-going help.
  • Food provided for as long as necessary.
  • Valued personal contact with each family.  Before Coronavirus pandemic, families also encouraged to stay for tea/coffee, biscuits and chat when collecting food bag.  Plan to resume this, but not until safe to do so.
  • Loaves and Fishes Foodbank is registered with the Charity Commission, charity no. 1194341.  Fr Robin is one of the trustees.

A huge thank you!

A huge thank you to everyone who has so faithfully contributed food items to the Loaves and Fishes Foodbank throughout 2021.  Despite the increase in numbers of people needing help, 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.
We wish you all a healthy year ahead and a fresh sense of hope for 2022.

Items currently most in need are:

  • milk (long life)
  • tinned peas
  • tinned carrots
  • baked beans
  • biscuits
  • sugar
  • pasta sauces
  • rice sauces
  • toiletries, especially women’s hygiene products, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner; men’s grooming products

Please do NOT donate:

  • pet food
  • baby food
  • catering-sized tins
  • bottles of water
  • cans of drinks
  • hot dogs
  • tinned spaghetti
  • cereals

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.  

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If you are attempting a referral please do not send sensitive information about clients. We will contact you back.
If you phone the Clergy House you will be simply referred back to this form.

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