The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is affecting all of our day-to-day lives. To help prevent the spread of coronavirus, the government has asked everyone to stay at home except in exceptional circumstances.
If someone is self-isolating and are in one of the most at risk groups, they may not be able to get food shopping.
Our Public Health team have launched a new initiative to make sure our most vulnerable residents across Medway are supported. This is through the setup of an emergency food parcel home delivery service. This is available for vulnerable residents who should not be leaving their home, and have no available friends and family to help them get basic food supplies.
Make a donation
If you have received an emergency food parcel and would like to say thanks, or would like to make a monetary contribution to the service to help others, you can make a donation online.
This will go towards supporting our local charities and voluntary organisations. We work with these organisations to help run food donations to vulnerable residents across Medway.
Organisations supporting The Medway Council Food Parcel Delivery Service include Medway Foodbank, which is part of the UK-wide Trussell Trust network of foodbanks.
We'd like to say a huge thank you to the staff at Gillingham Pier Asda who helped us quickly get home essentials together for the rough sleepers we have housed.
We'd also like to thank all of the following companies who have been helping us with our emergency food parcels:
- Trussell Trust Foodbank