There are four Foodbank centres across Medway which enable clients in Strood, Chatham and Gillingham to access the service in their own communities. The food is donated by schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. ‘Supermarket Collections’ are one of the main ways that food is donated.
Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and Children's Centres identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food.
At our recent breakfast we talked about the major issue of transport for older people and how a lack of transport often means that people become housebound, not because they can't physically get out.
We want to encourage churches to help local Community Transport Charity Sedcat Community Transport to find volunteers so in turn, they will have resources to help transport people to the groups and activities happening in the churches. Genius, right?