Food bank issues urgent appeal for donations

TAKING STOCK: Nourish Foodbank needs help

A FOOD BANK in Tunbridge Wells has appealed for donations as the number of households needing help increases.

Nourish Community Foodbank is urgently in need of food donations due to a drop in stock levels and an increase in demand for its services.

Dawn Stanford, Operations Director said: “As you may be aware, over the past couple of years, Nourish Community Foodbank has not been receiving enough food donations to support the people in our community who are living in food poverty.

“Where we used to receive 75 per cent of our required food from community donations, this has now reduced to 25 per cent and we are now having to purchase huge quantities of food to meet demand.

“We have seen unprecedented growth in the number of households who are struggling to put food on the table. 20 per cent of children in the Borough are currently living in poverty,” she added.

“Schools, places of worship and businesses in our community can help by donating food or money to help provide food parcels to those in need from September 10 to October 20.”

Essential items that are always needed include long-life milk, tinned goods, spreads, toiletries and cleaning products.

Nourish is happy to collect bulk donations. Please contact Gina at: If you would prefer to make a financial donation to support Nourish, text HARVEST to 70560 to donate £10.

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