Dover Foodbank is an important charity within the Dover area whose vision is “for people of all backgrounds within Dover to be included and have the opportunity to live life to the full with hope for the future.” Setup by Christians Together in Dover under the guidance of the Trussell Trust, Dover Foodbank supports the local community by providing emergency food to those in crisis. Dover Foodbank states that its mission is to “work with people of all faiths and none; our mission is to develop, run and enable people within the local community in Dover, to combat poverty and exclusion. We will supply food, help and signpost people to other local organisations to get the best help for their circumstances.”

It is possible to support the good work Dover Foodbank performs in a variety of ways. Donations of any in-date non-perishable food can be made at Tesco Extra Dover and Morrison’s Dover as well as at the Dover Town Council Offices and NatWest, Halifax and Nationwide Banks within Dover town. The current “Shopping List” of items that are currently in short supply can be found here.

Just some of the food items Dover Foodbank distributes to those in need.

Another way to support Dover Foodbank is via the donation of your time. Volunteers are the life blood of foodbanks and your skills could be just what they need. You can find more information about volunteering with Dover Foodbank here. Dover Foodbank relies on the community’s support to ensure that they can continue to stop people going hungry. By investing financially in the charity or fundraising in the local area, you can help to ensure that the good work, this very important charity performs, continues into the future.

To receive support from Dover Foodbank, the most important step is to obtain a Foodbank Voucher. Dover Foodbank says “In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation we work with local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis. Agencies we work with include: Citizens Advice, housing support officers, children’s centres, health visitors, social services and some local charities.” You can find out more about visiting Dover Foodbank here.

The Dover Society values the good work the Dover Foodbank performs and considers it very important to highlight this vital work being delivered within the Dover area.