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The Jasper Centre
Jasper Avenue
Rochester
Kent, ME1 2LD

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Please fill out the form below to get in touch with us.

Church Office

The Jasper Centre
Jasper Avenue
Rochester
Kent, ME1 2LD

Contact info

01634 322878

office@cornerstonecity.co.uk

 
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Medway Foodbank runs four foodbank Centres which enable clients in Strood, Chatham & Gillingham to access the service in their own communities

Medway Foodbank

13 MILLION PEOPLE LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE IN THE UK

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income.

Medway Foodbank provides a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis within the Medway towns.

In 2012-13 UK foodbanks fed 346,992 people nationwide. Of those helped, 126,889 were children.

Rising costs of food and fuel combined with static income, high unemployment and changes to benefits are causing more and more people to come to foodbanks for help.

HOW A FOODBANK WORKS

FOOD IS DONATED

Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. All food given out by foodbanks is donated.

‘Supermarket Collections’ are one of the main ways that food is donated: These are food drives held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis.

FOOD IS SORTED & STORED

Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be delivered to the Medway foodbank Centres, and thence to people in need.

FRONTLINE CARE PROFESSIONALS IDENTIFY PEOPLE IN NEED

Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and Children's Centres identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

CLIENTS RECEIVE FOOD

Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteer advisers meet clients over a cup of tea and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

Medway Foodbank runs four foodbank Centres which enable clients in Strood, Chatham and Gillingham to access the service in their own communities.

Locations and details of opening times are shown on the Medway Foodbank website home page accesible by the links below.

 

 

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