Foodbank

Covid Food Bin Closure: June 2020 update

Sadly until we receive the news that we can reopen Sandgate Library, our Food Bin drop off point for donations to the Folkestone Rainbow Centre Foodbank is sadly out of action.

However, the call on the Foodbank, and their need for donations is greater at this time than ever. They really do still need any help and donations you can offer.

Both Waitrose in Hythe and Asda in Folkestone have drop off points, and all dried dried or tinned food donations would make a big difference. There is a great need for long life UHT milk, tinned meat and fish and tinned vegetables as well as breakfast cereals.

Thank you.

Posted by Tim Prater in Foodbank

June 2019 Food Bin

Sandgate Parish Council are delighted to support the work of the Folkestone Rainbow Centre by hosting a Food Bin at Sandgate Library.

Any items that the Sandgate community collect will be received by the Rainbow Centre team at their warehouse prior to being sent out to their Distribution Centres, Foodstop and the Winter Shelter.

Help feed local people in crisis. Items we would especially appreciate this month are:

  • Long-life milk
  • Instant mash
  • Coffee
  • Longlife Fruit Juice
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned custard

Please ensure all food is well within date and unopened as we are not allowed to distribute out of date food. You can drop donations to the red food bin at Sandgate Library during library opening hours. Thank you!

June 19 collection bin poster A4

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May 2019 Food Bin

May 2019 Food Bin

Sandgate Parish Council are delighted to support the work of the Folkestone Rainbow Centre by hosting a Food Bin at Sandgate Library.

Any items that the Sandgate community collect will be received by the Rainbow Centre team at their warehouse prior to being sent out to their Distribution Centres, Foodstop and the Winter Shelter.

The Rainbow Centre say ” the increase in the number of people coming to the foodbank distribution centres has been far greater than expected. Since 1 January to 15 March, we redeemed 287 foodbank vouchers, which has fed 600 individuals (a dramatic increase from the same period in 2018 – 91 vouchers redeemed, 357 individuals fed).”

Help feed local people in crisis. Items we would especially appreciate this month are:

  • Long life milk
  • Coffee
  • Tinned Meat
  • Tinned Fish

Please ensure all food is well within date and unopened as we are not allowed to distribute out of date food. You can drop donations to the red food bin at Sandgate Library during library opening hours. Thank you!

May 19 collection bin poster A4

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April 2019 Food Bin

April 2019 Food Bin

Sandgate Parish Council are delighted to support the work of the Folkestone Rainbow Centre by hosting a Food Bin at Sandgate Library.

Any items that the Sandgate community collect will be received by the Rainbow Centre team at their warehouse prior to being sent out to their Distribution Centres, Foodstop and the Winter Shelter.

The Rainbow Centre say ” the increase in the number of people coming to the foodbank distribution centres has been far greater than expected. Since 1 January to 15 March, we redeemed 287 foodbank vouchers, which has fed 600 individuals (a dramatic increase from the same period in 2018 – 91 vouchers redeemed, 357 individuals fed).”

Help feed local people in crisis. Items we would especially appreciate this month are:

  • Long life milk
  • Coffee
  • Tinned Meat
  • Tinned Fish

Please ensure all food is well within date and unopened as we are not allowed to distribute out of date food. You can drop donations to the red food bin at Sandgate Library during library opening hours. Thank you!

Apr 19 collection bin poster A4-1

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March 2019 Food Bin

March 2019 Food Bin

Sandgate Parish Council are delighted to support the work of the Folkestone Rainbow Centre by hosting a Food Bin at Sandgate Library.

Any items that the Sandgate community collect will be received by the Rainbow Centre team at their warehouse prior to being sent out to their Distribution Centres, Foodstop and the Winter Shelter.

Help feed local people in crisis. Items we would especially appreciate this month are:

  • ½ litre of longlife milk
  • Tinned rice pudding
  • Tinned Custard
  • Longlife Juice
  • Lactose free milk (longlife)
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned veggie meals
  • Shampoo
  • Shower gel
  • Medium-sized boxes of cereal
  • Tinned potatoes
  • Razors

Please ensure all food is well within date and unopened as we are not allowed to distribute out of date food. You can drop donations to the red food bin at Sandgate Library during library opening hours. Thank you!

Mar 19 collection bin poster A4

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February 2019 Food Bin – Late Feb Update

February 2019 Food Bin – Late Feb Update

Our Foodbank service has been even busier than we expected, as for many January and February is a time when many people face financially difficulty.

So ahead of our usual monthly Foodbank wanted items poster, a longer list! Your support is greatly appreciated.

Items we are in need of for our warehouse:

  • ½ litre of longlife milk
  • Tinned rice pudding
  • Tinned Custard
  • Longlife Juice
  • Lactose free milk (longlife)
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned veggie meals
  • Shampoo
  • Medium-sized boxes of cereal
  • Tinned potatoes

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Website: www.rainbow-centre.org

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February 2019 Food Bin

February 2019 Food Bin

Sandgate Parish Council are delighted to support the work of the Folkestone Rainbow Centre by hosting a Food Bin at Sandgate Library.

Any items that the Sandgate community collect will be received by the Rainbow Centre team at their warehouse prior to being sent out to their Distribution Centres, Foodstop and the Winter Shelter.

Help feed local people in crisis. Items we would especially appreciate this month are:

  • Washing Powder Tablets
  • Instant Mash
  • Tinned Custard
  • Tinned Potatoes

Please ensure all food is well within date and unopened as we are not allowed to distribute out of date food. You can drop donations to the red food bin at Sandgate Library during library opening hours. Thank you!

Feb 19 collection bin poster A4

Posted by Tim Prater in Foodbank, News

December 2018 Food Bin

Sandgate Parish Council are delighted to support the work of the Folkestone Rainbow Centre by hosting a Food Bin at Sandgate Library.

Any items that the Sandgate community collect will be received by the Rainbow Centre team at their warehouse prior to being sent out to their Distribution Centres, Foodstop and the Winter Shelter.

Help feed local people in crisis. Items we would especially appreciate this month are:

  • Instant Mash
  • Longlife Juice
  • Deodorant
  • Longlife Milk

Please ensure all food is well within date and unopened as we are not allowed to distribute out of date food. Thank you!

Dec 18 collection bin poster A4-1

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November 2018 Food Bin

November 2018 Food Bin

Sandgate Parish Council are delighted to support the work of the Folkestone Rainbow Centre by hosting a Food Bin at Sandgate Library.

Any items that the Sandgate community collect will be received by the Rainbow Centre team at their warehouse prior to being sent out to their Distribution Centres, Foodstop and the Winter Shelter.

Help feed local people in crisis. Items we would especially appreciate this month are:

  • Tinned meat
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving foam
  • Juice
  • Tinned potatoes

Please ensure all food is well within date and unopened as we are not allowed to distribute out of date food. Thank you!

Nov 18 collection bin poster A4-1

Posted by Tim Prater in Foodbank, News

October 2018 Food Bin

Sandgate Parish Council are delighted to support the work of the Folkestone Rainbow Centre by hosting a Food Bin at Sandgate Library.

Any items that the Sandgate community collect will be received by the Rainbow Centre team at their warehouse prior to being sent out to their Distribution Centres, Foodstop and the Winter Shelter.

Help feed local people in crisis. Items we would especially appreciate this month are:

  • Long life Milk
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Meals in a tin
  • Biscuits

Please ensure all food is well within date and unopened as we are not allowed to distribute out of date food. Thank you!

Oct 18 collection bin poster A4-1

Posted by Tim Prater in Foodbank, News