During this challenging time the aim is to provide support for the most vulnerable families and elderly residents living in our community. This service will not support anyone with the ability to buy food who is not currently able to do so because of the food shortages in supermarkets.

Due to receiving such high demand we ask you to consider whether you need to access the foodbanks at this difficult time, as they cannot guarantee a food parcel will be available to everyone every week.

Getting a voucher

In order to use this service we would normally need you to complete a voucher to take with you, but due to the current climate this is becoming more difficult to do so. Therefore, all vouchers will now need to be issued when collecting a food parcel. If we are unable to obtain your signature the distribution centre will sign this on your behalf and send the form back to us. Food banks will generally ask for your name, if you're a family in need, and for your postcode.

Current distribution centres

If you are need of a food parcel, please always call ahead. The following food banks are operating in the borough of Ashford.

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Food banks in the borough of Ashford
Food banks Address Contact Opening times
Ashford Vineyard Ashford Works, Cobbs Wood Industrial Estate, Brunswick Road, Ashford, TN23 1EH
Directions to Ashford Vineyard
T: 01233 331919 Monday-Friday 9-12.30pm
Open bank holidays
Bright City Church Centrepiece, Bank Street, Ashford, TN23 1BA
Directions to Bright City Church
T: 01233 334007 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am-12.30pm
Open bank holidays
Repton Community Centre People's Pantry Repton Connect Community Centre, Repton Avenue, Ashford, TN23 3RX
Directions to Repton Community Centre
T: 01233 808023 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Closed on bank holidays
Helping in Tenterden Church Road, Tenterden, TN30 6AT
Directions to Helping in Tenterden
T: 01580 761591 or 07888 998874 Monday-Sunday 24/7
Stanhope Community Hub / Uprising 67a Otterden Close, Stanhope, Ashford, TN23 5TH
Directions to Stanhope Community Hub
T: 07949 332911 (Holly) or 07823 384951 (Andy)
E: holly@uprisinguk.org.uk or andy@uprisinguk.org.uk
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Open on bank holidays
The Riverside Centre Gateway Church, Riverside Centre, Clockhouse, Ashford, TN23 4YN
Directions to The Riverside Centre
T: 01233 638866 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-12pm
Closed on Bank Holidays (including Monday 25 May)
Willesborough Baptist Church Hythe Road, Ashford, TN24 0QR
Directions to Willesborough Baptist Church
T: 01233 632739 Monday-Friday 9am-12.30pm
Closed on bank holidays
Willows Children Centre Café / Light Bites Café Brookfield Road, Ashford, TN23 4EY
Directions to Willows Children's Centre Café
T: 03000 420511

Monday-Friday 12-2pm (families only)
Closed on bank holidays