Thanks to all at Canterbury Food Bank


Not an issue goes by without CommunityAd pointing out the champion effort of the Canterbury Food Bank.

The bank has become a real community asset and lifesaver for many households and families through the district, and it will continue to be crucial and relied upon as costs and inflation soar.


It’s not just us here at the Magazine that want to give thanks to the valiant effort of the food bank though as writer, teacher and all round wonderful human being Alicja Jakubowska tells us:

“It would be lovely to make the Food Bank charity feel valued in our community as they are a lifeline for many. I did a few of these projects in the past for homeless people and terminally ill children at the hospice, where I ask Canterbury Residents to put a thank you card or a note in this box to say thank you for our Food Bank charity that many rely on, myself included, during lockdown when I was jobless… the box is placed at the local Sainsbury’s supermarket at St Dunstan’s Road near Canterbury West Station. I am always supported with my projects by the managers of the store.

“The box has been filled with messages of thanks and love for the good souls who selflessly give up their time.”


The food bank told The Guardian recently how “Soaring inflation is not just hurting the finances of local residents, it is having a dramatic impact on those of the food bank. Demand for its food parcels is at a record high and it has gone from spending nothing on groceries to £3,000 a month to cover the shortfall in donations”. So if you can help, please do as the food bank will be relied on to keep families fed this winter!


Find out more about the Canterbury Food Bank by visiting their website, or following them on Facebook @FoodBankCanterbury.

by Dave McKenna

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