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Food and Medication

Emergency food


Dover Foodbank



St Margaret’s,

The Langdons,


Temple Ewell,


River &




All distribution centres are currently closed.


Deliveries are made on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only. It is short-term emergency food in a crisis; enough for a minimum of 3 days.




07870 361180



Citizens Advice Bureau can issue vouchers, contact them on:

01304 374333






Deal Area

(Covering Deal, Walmer,

Aylesham, Elvington, Eythorne & Sandwich areas)


All the distribution centres are currently closed, deliveries only.




Contact the Foodbank direct for support on:

01304 728428

 07545 500922 




Shopping, Prescriptions & Meals


Tesco – customers who need shopping delivered because they cannot go into stores can call 0800 917 7359.

Morrisons – have introduced Doorstep Delivery for vulnerable people who live within 10 miles of a Morrisons store. Call 0345 611 6111 and select option 5 to place an order.

Sainsburys – are working with the government to prioritise vulnerable people. Call 0800 636262.

Asda – have launched a volunteer shopping card (contactless, safe and secure way to allow others to get shopping for vulnerable people) www.cards.asda.com/volunteer



Online, phone and App to set up direct delivery of medication through the post. Free service.

0113 265 0222



Connect Well East Kent 

Coordinating volunteers to help people with shopping collection prescriptions and other support. 

0300 302 0178 


Mon, Weds, Fri - 8:30am - 6pm

Tues and Thurs, 9am - 5pm

Age Concern Dover Riverside



Riverside Centre is shut but they’re offering a hot meal delivery service (£7.50). They are also providing a telephone welfare check/chat and shopping.


01304 207268


Mon - Fri, 9am - 3pm





Covering Dover, River, Whitfield, Kearsney, Guston, and Alkham

Offering a shopping service and delivering prescriptions. T4D is operating a voicemail service, call and leave your details and request and someone will be in contact within 48 hours.

01304 892519

Open: Mon - Fri, 9am-5pm.


Age Concern





Offering shopping, delivering prescriptions and hot meal delivery. Meals cost £7-£8 if delivered or £5.50 if collected from Deal Centre in Park St, Deal.

01304 372608




Mill Hill Community Forum

(Covering Mill Hill Ward only)

Help with shopping, getting prescriptions and taking calls from those who want a chat in the area of Mill Hill, Deal




Community Kitchen

(Covering Deal, Walmer, Kingsdown, plus nearby villages, & Sandwich)

Meals delivery service for vulnerable and isolated people. £4 for main course and pudding. (Will need an oven to reheat food.)


01304 362288




Age Concern Sandwich

Meals on Wheels, telephone befriending and shopping service.

01304 614237 (choose ‘management’ option)

Open: Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm



(Covering Aylesham & Snowdown Village)

Support available for food/meals in the area. 5 pre-prepared meals delivered twice a week. Other support avaialble including Foodbank vouchers for those in Aylesham.

07484 221970

01304 840134 

Capel Cares


Covering Capel Le Ferne (but not Alkham)

Neighbours helping neighbours. Collecting shopping and medication, plus other urgent supplies, or a friendly call. Local volunteers all DBS checked.

 01303 257003 

Shepherdswell & Coldred Covid-19 Care Action Team

Call the team to register, the team will then make contact on Mondays and Fridays to support with shopping and prescriptions. Other support may be available upon request.

01304 832143 or




St Margaret’s Village Hub

Neighbours helping neighbours. Collecting shopping and medication, plus other urgent supplies, or a friendly call. Local volunteers.

01304 892736



Temple Ewell Parish Council

Shopping collection, prescription pick-up and delivery service. Dog walking service and potential for other services if residents in Temple Ewell are in need.

Andy Howard-Grigg, Parish Clerk

01304 361774 (9am to 5pm only)


Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish & Worth Parish Council

Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish & Worth Parish Councillors are offering shopping services, help with medical appointments, a friendly chat and more.


Wingham Parish Council 

Wingham Coronavirus Support Group is now available for  those in need and for volunteers to join.


Healthy Start 

If you are pregnant or have a child under 4, the Healthy Start scheme can help you buy basic foods like milk or fruit. For more information and how to claim, visit the website. 

Healthy Start - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)