Foodbank Provision

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No one in Kettering should go hungry

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 and surrounding towns and villages, 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 our 12 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 KCU 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.

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If you require food support please contact one of our partners:

  • Accommodation Concern
    Burton Baby Bank
    Burton Latimer Churches
    Burton Latimer Library
    Citizens Advice Bureau
    Highfields Community Centre
    Kettering Police
    Montague St Children’s Centre
    North Northamptonshire Council
    NNC Rough Sleeper Team
    Salvation Army Kettering

Donating to the Food Bank

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:

By filling in this Gift Aid form KCULtd will receive an extra 25p for every £1 you give at no extra cost to you. Thank you!

In particular we welcome:

Milk (UHT or powdered)

Tinned rice pudding

Sugar (500g packets)

Tinned tomatoes

Fruit juices (Cartons)

Tinned fruit

Tinned meat and fish

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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 or call 01536 481989. For monetary donations please see the donate button at the top of the page.