About us

WHAT IS THANET FOOD LINK?

We have been running since 30th April 2013 formally becoming a charity in 2016 (Charity No 1166696). Using a voucher system, we take referrals from agencies who work directly with people in need including Children’s Centres, support agencies, schools, associations supporting disabled people, Community Centres and NHS Health Trainers.

The voucher a client receives provides them and those in their household with a minimum of three days emergency food.

During the winter we also assist with provision of food to the Thanet Winter Shelter as they seek to support those who find themselves without shelter in the coldest months.

Non-perishable foodstuffs are donated by organisations such as churches, schools, rotary groups, local businesses such as supermarkets, and members of the public. Food is collected or delivered to our warehouse for sorting. Warehouse volunteers select and pack the food into parcels and then deliver them to our distribution centres at St. Paul’s Church Cliftonville and St Peters Baptist Church, St Peters.

Vouchers are exchanged at the Distribution Centres where, as well as receiving food, clients will often find support from volunteers who can signpost them to organisations who can help with other issues.

For more information contact Debbie Ellisdon Tel. 01843 447187.

DISTRIBUTION CENTRES

Margate Distribution Centre:

St Pauls Church, 93 Northdown Road, Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2RD

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10.30am to 12 noon

St Peters Broadstairs:

St Peters Baptist Church, Vicarage Street, St Peters CT10 2SG

Friday: 10.30am to 12 noon