The DOVER FOODBANK is busier than ever at the moment. During the last 12 months (to end of June 2020) they provided three days’ worth of support sufficient for 4,112 people, 37% of whom were children. These past few months have been the busiest ever in terms of the number of people supported. Thanks to everyone for making this possible.


The volunteers are continuing to provide a delivery-only service – in one week they sent out 43 deliveries of food in order to support 110 people.  


Some of the usual donation points continue to be unavailable but people have taken it upon themselves to encourage their neighbours to donate and have provided local donation or collection points in at least three local areas, and then delivered to the Foodbank warehouse or arranged for a pick up – perhaps this is something you would like to consider for your local area? 


If you want to donate where you shop we are pleased to be able to announce that the Co-op Store in River now has a donation point, as well as Morrisons in town and Tesco Whitfield (hand donations to Customer Services). Other donation points include: NatWest Bank; Halifax Bank; JHL Accountants in Dover High Street; Co-op store at Lower Road, River; Alkham Valley Garden Centre – please see the Foodbank website for a full list.  As usual we are happy to collect and also for people to deliver to our warehouse during our opening times – do please contact us to check first.


These items are particularly needed at the moment:


Dried Pasta and Sauce meals

Noodles – small packets

Fruit juice




Fruit – tinned

Rice pudding

Potatoes – tinned

Baby wipes