Sustainability

Helping the community during the corona outbreak | Food Banks.

Sustainability

Helping the community during the corona outbreak | Food Banks.

Many people are reliant on the donations from the community for their food. In the past year alone, Canterbury Food Bank distributed 31,257 meals, fed 2160 adults and 1260 children. It gave parents 468 holiday packages and (as it is a charity) worked unpaid for 16,557 hours. It will only get more challenging for local charities such as this one, as we face the corona virus outbreak now it is getting closer to a peak. Many shops are having to close and employers are being forced to reduce the hours of their staff, meaning more people are on the bread line. Shops are also selling out of stock due to the hysteria and people stockpiling, making it harder for charities to physically buy goods. Furthermore, children are not in school due to the virus and many will missing out on their only meal of the day.

Across the Canterbury district, a total of 4,400 children are living in poverty”.

We the SGO are therefore asking you all (who are not in isolation or caring for anyone considered at high-risk) to donate at least one cupboard item to your local food bank collection point if you are in a position to do so. Between students, staff and other members of the Christ Church family we will be able to provide more than enough food and support to our community.

The items you can donate can be anything with a long shelf life such as a tin of beans or a bag of rice. It doesn’t have to cost the earth and you don’t have to go out of your way to donate. The key supermarkets in town even have a donation point.

This is a comprehensive list of the donation points for Canterbury:

Asda Canterbury Superstore
Sturry Rd
Canterbury
CT1 1DG

Canterbury & District Early Years Project
11a South St
Canterbury
CT1 1EA

Canterbury Baptist Church
St George’s Pl
Canterbury
CT1 1UT

Canterbury Cathedral
The Precincts
Canterbury
CT1 2EH

City View Pre School & Nursery
City View
Canterbury
CT2 8PT

Dayspring Community Church
Riverside Youth Centre
Kingsmead Road
Canterbury
CT2 7PH

Franciscan Monastery
Giles Ln
Canterbury
CT2 7NA

Goodnestone Church of England Primary School
6 The St
Canterbury
CT3 1PQ

Pilgrims Way Primary School
Pilgrims Way
Canterbury
CT1 1XU

Sainsbury’s
Kingsmead Rd
Canterbury
CT1 1BW

Sainsbury’s Extra
Old Dover Road Unit 1
Canterbury
CT1 3NY

St Andrew’s United Reformed Church
Watling Street
Canterbury
CT1 2UA

St Andrews
The Green
Wickhambreaux
Canterbury
CT3 1RQ

St John the Evangelist Church
The Street
Ickham
Canterbury
CT3 1QQ

St Lawrence Ground
Old Dover Rd
Canterbury
CT1 3NZ

St Martin’s Church
1 N Holmes Rd
Canterbury
CT1 1QJ

St Mary Bredin Church
59 Nunnery Fields
Canterbury
CT1 3JN

St Mary the Virgin Church
Canterbury Rd
Wingham
Canterbury
CT3 1BB

St Mary’s Church
1 The Green
Patrixbourne
Canterbury
CT4 5BS

St Mary’s Church
Chilham
Canterbury
CT4 8BY

St Mary’s Church
Church Ln
Chartham
Canterbury
CT4 7JW

St Nicholas’ Church
2 The Hamels
Sturry
Canterbury
CT2 0BL

St Paul’s Church
Church St
Saint Paul’s
Canterbury
CT1 1NH

St Peter’s Church
15 St Peter’s St
Canterbury
CT1 2BQ

St Peter’s Church
83 High St
Bridge
Canterbury
CT4 5AR

St Stephen’s Church
Hales Dr
Canterbury
CT2 7AB

St Thomas of Canterbury Church
59 Burgate
Canterbury
CT1 2HJ

St Vincent of Saragossa Church
Church Rd
Littlebourne
Canterbury
CT3 1UA

Tesco Metro
Whitefriars Shopping Centre
Gravel Walk
Canterbury
CT1 2SN

Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Centre
Thanington Rd
Canterbury
CT1 3XE

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
18 High St
Canterbury
CT1 2BD

The Salvation Army in Canterbury
Canterbury Corps
White Horse Lane
Canterbury
CT1 2RU

University for the Creative Arts
New Dover Rd
Canterbury
CT1 3AN

University of Kent – Rutherford
Student Union
Canterbury
CT2 7NX

Waitrose Supermarket
St.Georges Centre
Canterbury
CT1 1UL

if you would like more information on the charity or would like to volunteer here is the link

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