Welcome to Kettering Community Unit

KCU was founded in 1984 and works with partners to provide a wide range of services, offering help and support to improve the lives of people in the Kettering Community.

Our services now provide Education, Training and Support for the unemployed, unwaged and low-income households of Kettering and surrounding areas. KCU became a not for profit, charity in 2006 and added Recycling Furniture and a Foodbank to its portfolio.


We have been requested by the Trussell Trust to request that any food donations taken to Tesco or ASDA that haven’t been purchased from those stores, please ensure that can be identified separately.

This to ensure that the annual weight measurement from each store is accurate. Thank you for your continued support. Please see the foodbank page to find out where drop off points are for food donations.

KCU IT for beginners’ courses have now commenced!

If you are interested in the course, please call KCU or fill out an expression of interest form on the Education and Training page

Our Latest News

Amelie came to KCU on the 28th of May to volunteer from her College in France, here is her experience of KCU and England so far… I am a Student of Brevet de technicien supérieur (French HND) in France, I came to discover England, discover......

Our New Van – Thanks to Morrisons! A huge thank you to the Morrisons Foundation for their generous donation of £20k for us to purchase our fantastic new Peugeot Boxer van. We can now deliver all our food parcels and collect all our donations with......

On Friday (30/08/2019) we spent the afternoon celebrating with Green Patch our partners in the Holiday Rangers project. The Holiday Rangers had an amazing time learning about growing vegetables, feeding the animals and cooking yummy food from the items that can be found in our......

KCU Shops – Customer Announcement

All of our thoughts are currently focused on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation as it develops and we want to reassure you that the health and wellbeing of our staff volunteers and customers is our main priority.

Our shops are beginning to reopen please call the office to find out times and days.

Paul Jackson, CEO KCU

Support & Services for the Kettering Community

Training & Education Courses

Furniture Provision & Recycling

Foodbank Services Provision