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Supporting Shepway Foodbank This Christmas

As a part of “Light Up Sandgate for Christmas”, two local pubs had kindly volunteered to be a drop-off point for Sandgate donations to the Shepway Foodbank in December. Sadly, Tier 3 restrictions have rather ended that plan – at minimum for another ten days,

However, the Foodbank, and those that need its help, is still in urgent need of donations. To make it easier to donate, we’ve put in place the following alternatives:

  • There will be a Shepway Foodbank “bin” in the entrance to Sandgate Library (James Morris Court, Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3RR) from 9am-12pm on Tuesday and Thursdays mornings (8/12, 10/12, 15/12, 17/12, 22/12). All donations dropped to there by Tuesday 22nd December will be delivered to the foodbank in time for Christmas.
  • If you have a large amount of food to collect (and we know a couple of places already have – thank you!) and can’t get it to the Library at that time, we can get it collected for you – call 01303 248563 or email

This Christmas let’s help those having a hard time coping.

Shepway Foodbank supports those who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Donations to the Foodbank will be gratefully received and passed to them by Christmas.

Learn more at about ways to help, and also the things that the Foodbank currently most urgently needs.