KCU works in partnership with the Trussell Trust to manage the Kettering and District Foodbank to ensure that no one in need in our community goes hungry.
We assemble and distribute food parcels* to those in food poverty across Kettering Borough, giving access to emergency food 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
Our Operating Model
Emergency food need is met with dignity and respect through ten authorised Partner Agencies who hold food parcels on site, issuing them to customers when a need has been identified. This removes unnecessary travel, removes embarrassment and increases efficiency. Each parcel contains three meals a day for three days’ and is designed to be nutritionally balanced. The parcels have a food voucher attached which is completed on issue and returned to KCU.
Our Partner Agents
The organisations listed below are authorised and trained through the Trussell Trust to issue food parcels to those identified as in need. These organisations also provide support and advice on how to deal with the core problems that have caused people to be in food poverty in the first place. All our food parcels contain the best food available and all contents comply with the Trussell Trust guidelines on volumes and nutritional values.
If you require food support please contact one of our partners:
Citizens Advice Bureau
Kettering Borough Council
Salvation Army Kettering
Salvation Army Rothwell
Kettering General Hospital
Montague St Children’s Centre
Burton Latimer Churches
We would like to thank everyone who continues to support KCU Foodbank Hub with their generous food donations.
* KCU welcomes donations of food and money from many agencies and the public:
In particular we welcome:
Milk (UHT or powdered)
Tinned rice pudding
Sugar (500g packets)
Fruit juices (Cartons)
Tinned meat and fish
Donations can be dropped off at our charity shop in Gold Street, Kettering, the KCU main office or by appointment only at the Foodbank. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01536 481989. For monetary donations please see the donate button at the top of the page.