It’s no surprise that many of us are currently facing very tough times in terms of employment issues and unforeseen changes of circumstances which can have a huge impact on household income. To help ease the pressure a little for individuals and families, we have been looking into setting up a foodbank in the village. As a result, we discovered that we are extremely fortunate to be able to benefit from the Nourish Community Foodbank home delivery service. Nourish is a registered charity, based in Tunbridge Wells that provides short-term emergency provisions, support and advice.
As well as food, the Nourish team also help advise on how to get longer term support and help people acquire skills including cooking, budgeting and dietary skills as wells as employment and training advice.
To qualify for help, you must be referred to Nourish by a professional care organisation such as your GP, care provider, local church, school, social services, housing association or Citizen’s Advice Bureau. They will then refer you – confidentially – to Nourish and they will be in touch. Please look at www.nourishcommunityfoodbank.org.uk or call 01892 548892 for details on how to apply.