• Mini launch December 2012

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Nourish Community Foodbank

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Can you fund a Meal A Month?

Help us support those in crisis in Tunbridge Wells, South Tonbridge and the surrounding areas by donating a Meal-A-Month or by Buying-A-Bag!

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Our new Corporate Support pack

You can support Nourish in so many ways from one off events, employee fundraising, food collections or supporting us longer term by becoming a charity of the year partner.

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2016-2017 Official Stats Released

We have published our finalised statistics for 2016-2017

New data shows a sharp rise in the number of people in Tunbridge Wells, south Tonbridge and the surrounding areas who require support. Between April 2016-March 2017, Nourish provided a three-day emergency supply of food to 4,614 people, a 47% rise on the previous financial year. That’s a total of 41,526 meals.

See a full breakdown here

New Funders for 2018-2019

The Martello Fund

Thank you to The Martello Fund through Kent Community Foundation who have awarded a grant of £3,000.00 to Nourish for 2018/2019. The grant will help pay towards core costs and ensure we can deliver our charitable activities.

Youth Social Action Fund

Thank you to The Youth Social Action Fund through Kent Community Foundation who have awarded a grant of £3,253.00 to Nourish for 2018/2019. 

The funding will not only enable us to continue to provide youth volunteering sessions throughout 2018-2019 but also increase our capacity to allow more youth groups and individuals to take part in our volunteering programmes.

Royal Tunbridge Wells Round Table

Huge thanks to the RTWRT for a 3rd year of funding. This year the RTWRT have funded an essential events package that will help us promote awareness and raise funds when out and about and when holding events.

Sweetwoods Choose Nourish

Fantastic news that Sweetwoods Park Golf Club has chosen Nourish as their charity of the year for 2018-2019.

They will be running various events throughout the year, their main event being an Open Charity Golf Event on Saturday 30th June.

Find out more here

The Beacon supporting Nourish

Pop along to The Beacon for some fantastic food and £1 from a selected main meal will go to Nourish with Beacon matching the donation.

Huge thanks go to The Beacon and all their staff.

See their amazing menu here

Reverse Advent 2017

Huge thank you to everyone who took part in our reverse advent campaign in December. We received 115 reverse advent calendars into our shop as well as lots directly to our unit at Big Yellow.

We are still weighing them all in and managing all the stock received and will publish a final total of food and goods donated in due course.

Thank you also to everyone who donated funds to help those in crisis.

We had our busiest Christmas period ever and during the Christmas week we delivered 129 emergency food parcels, 94 for families and 35 for individuals in crisis.

Find out more here

New Funder - Lawson Endowment Fund for Kent

Thank you to The Lawson Endowment Fund for Kent through Kent Community Foundation who have awarded a grant of £4,900.00 to Nourish for 2017/2018. The grant will help fund our voucher scheme and also 3 months funding towards our van.

Don Hanson Charitable Foundation Donation

Huge Thanks to the Don Hanson Charitable Foundation for their amazing donation to Nourish.

The funds will enable us to keep offering much needed support to those in crisis in Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding areas.

Thank You!

Harvest 2017

Huge thanks to everyone who donated food and provisions over the harvest period.

A whopping 11,309.45 tonnes of food was donated!!

See our donors and some pictures here

Co-op Local Community Fund

Thank you to all the Co-op members who supported us and chose us as their local cause in the Co-op local community fund.

We raised a fantastic £1,871.53 which will go towards our fresh food voucher scheme.

See our cause page here

Casino Night 2017 #LuckyForSome

We had a fantastic night on the 13th October at Salomons Estate with a brilliant Auction, Raffle, Casino and live music from The West Kent Big Band

We raised a fantastic £9,856.66 which will help us support people in crisis in Tunbridge Wells, South Tonbridge and the surrounding areas. A huge thank you to everyone who supported us by coming on the night and of course to everyone who donated prizes.

Check out the event page here for more pics

Dragon Boat Festival 2017

The Nourishers took to the water for the fourth year running for the 20th annual Dragon Boat Race at Bewl Water. We won all 3 of our races and it was a fantastic day out for everyone involved with lots of stalls and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Thank you to everyone who sponsored our rowers and raised a fantastic £2,070.00

Find out more here

Childrensalon Dragon Boat 2017

This year Team Childrensalon took part in the Tonbridge river Dragon Boat Festival again and raised a fantastic £607.50 for Nourish.

Huge thanks to everyone who rowed and supported the team on the day.

See more pics here

 

 

Tunbridge Wells Food Festival

Nourish were invited to have a stand at the Tunbridge Wells Food & Drink Festival at Calverley Grounds on the 23rd and 24th September. It was a fantastic weekend with lots of local suppliers and restaurants showing off their products.

Thank you to everyone that popped along to say hello or enquire about volunteering this weekend. We will be in touch very quickly to have you new recruits up and running! 

 

New funder for 2017-2018

Huge thanks to the Kent Community Foundation and the Kent Reliance Provident Society Fund for awarding us a grant of £4,920 for 2017/2018 as part of the Vulnerable Adults Themed Program.

The funds will pay for our new office rental from July 2017 to End of March 2018 and two desktop PCs.

Holiday Hunger

 

Thank you to everyone who donated to our #HolidayHunger campaign.

We raised £394 in direct donations plus gift aid and we had an increase of over £90 in monthly donations. We also received food donations of just over 5 tonnes during the same period.

Over the six week summer period we delivered 234 food parcels specifically referred to us for the summer period

Find out more here

 

 

Samsonite bags 4 sale! Grab a bargain!

Grab a bargain!

We have had an amazing donation of Samsonite travel bags/purses and we are selling them for a fraction of the retail value.

Grab a bargain for just £15 if you can collect or we can post for £19.

Find out more here

 

One Stop Carriers For Causes Grant

Thank you to One Stop Carriers For Causes who have awarded a grant of £700 to Nourish for 2017/2018. The funds will pay for 2 new laptops and a new printer to enhance our capabilities on the move.

TW Lotto has launched!

You can now support us and other local causes in Tunbridge Wells through the new TW Lotto. The first draw is on 8th July and tickets cost just £1 per week with a top prize of £25k!

50% of the ticket price will go directly to us and 10% to other local causes so get your tickets now!

 

ShareGift Donation

We have received an amazing donation of £2,500 from ShareGift, a unique charity who specialise in accepting donations of shares and sell them to generate funds which they then give to charities in the UK.

The funds will help local people in crisis in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Kent and the surrounding areas.

Huge thanks to ShareGift and the anonymous donors that suggested us for a donation!

Find out more about ShareGift here

Alfresco Festival 2017

Huge thanks to everyone at the Alfresco Festival who raised a fantastic £676.45 for us. A brilliant event organised by Mark Davis and Nicky Chanot!!

Find out more about the festival and get your tickets for 2018 here

TW Scouts St. George's Day Collection

Another fantastic collection from Tunbridge Wells Scouts which was collected on their annual St. George's day celebration at Adamswell Scout Campsite where over 800 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Leaders and Parents all enjoyed a brilliant day.

It was the biggest collection yet from the Scouts with 307.25Kgs all weighed into our unit at Big Yellow.

Thank you to everyone who donated.

See more photos here

New Funder for 2017/2018 - Gatwick Foundation Fund

Thank you to the Gatwick Foundation Fund through Kent Community Foundation who have awarded a grant of £5,000 to Nourish for 2017/2018. The grant will help fund our voucher scheme and also 6 months funding towards our van.

RTWRT Funding for 2017/2018

Huge thanks to the Royal Tunbridge Wells Round Table for choosing to fund Nourish for the second year as part of their generous charity giveaway.

The funds will go towards funding our new large 300sqft unit at Big Yellow Self Storage for 2017/2018.

 

Lush Charity Pot Party

Huge thanks to everyone who dropped into LUSH in Royal Victoria Place on 25th February 2017 and bought our charity pots at the LUSH Charity Pot Party.

We raised a fab £311.25

Childrensalon Charitable Fund

Nourish Community Foodbank is honoured to be one of the first recipients of a donation from the new Childrensalon charity.

The monthly donation throughout 2017 will enable us to continue to provide emergency food and support to people in need in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and the surrounding areas.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have a number of volunteer opportunities available with hours to suit you. Please get in touch or see our Volunteering section to find out more.

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Get your group or business involved in a local project and donate our most needed items on the #FirstFriday of every month.

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