The Tenterden Food Bank – helping those in need

We have had a number of enquiries about the Food bank. As you know, because of the current pandemic, we no longer have our collection box in use at St Andrew’s, however there are some ways you can still help out below.

There are food donation points direct to the Tenterden Family Food Bank situated at:

  • St Mildred’s Church, Tenterden;
  •  St Michael’s Post Office stores;
  • Waitrose; and
  • Tesco.


Non-perishable foodstuffs are always needed, so please remember to drop a tin or a packet into the box, when you are passing one of the donation points. Desperately needed: long-life milk, tinned meats, tinned potatoes, coffee, tea and jam, and also washing machine gel pods/tablets. Also, nappies, baby wipes and personal hygiene products. Donated food is collected, sorted and packed into Foodbank boxes which are then distributed to local families, couples or individuals to provide emergency help for 5 (or 3) days.

If you cannot donate food, please consider giving money to the Foodbank. The best way is by Bank transfer, please use the reference “Tenterden”. Details here:

  • Bank Account Name: Family Food Bank
  • Bank Account Number: 23659130
  • Sort Code: 60-19-04

or, by Cheque made payable to “Family Food Bank” and posted to:

  • Unit 4, St John’s Court,
    Ashford Business Park,
    Foster Road,
    Ashford, Kent TN24 0SJ
    (please use the reference “Tenterden”)


However, you might need food. If you need an emergency food parcel, the first step is to get a voucher, which you need to take to the pickup point (we can also deliver to your house, if you are unable to travel). Vouchers can be obtained in complete confidence from:

  • Tenterden Vicarage: 01580 761591/ 07805 840493/ 07888 998874
  • Tenterden Social Hub: 01580 762882
  • Ivy Court Surgery (Keeley Harris): 01580 763666


The Tenterden Family Food Bank organiser is Emma Isworth, who can be contacted at:

Unit 4, St Johns Court, Ashford Business Park, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0SJ
Tel: 01233 500477

The Family Food Bank is part of the Children and Families Group.
Charity Registrations No: 1115459
Registered in England & Wales, Company No: 04615904
Registered Address: Seashells, Rose Street, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1AW