• 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

Reverse Advent 2017

Nourish is repeating its successful Reverse Advent Calendar campaign this year – and is hoping to beat last year’s record-breaking donation tally!

Nourish’s Reverse Advent Calendar means doing Advent with a twist: instead of opening a box for a daily treat, people are asked to put an essential food bag item into a box every day during December. As an alternative, making a £3 donation is enough to buy someone in need a foodbag meal over the Christmas period.

Find out more 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

Co-op Local Community Fund

If you are a Co-op member then you can support us through the Local Community Fund and if not then it is really easy to join up and help support local causes.

Support us here

If you select Nourish as your local cause the we will receive 1% of the total you spend on Co-op own branded items. You also get 5% back to spend yourself!!

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.

I, Daniel Blake @ Trinity

Trinity Theatre helped to support Nourish at their showing of I, Daniel Blake on January 22nd at 17:00 with a collection.

We collected a fantastic 175.80Kgs of food!

Advent Reversed

We have finished weighing in our Reverse Advent donations and we have been completely overwhelmed by the  response to our campaign. We collected a staggering 6,057.98Kgs of food and provisions.

Huge thanks to Royal Victoria Place for providing us with a pop up shop in Ely Court

See more details here

Tesco Kick Off Reverse Advent!

Massive thanks to the staff from Tesco Pembury and the 3 Tunbridge Wells Tesco stores who kicked off our Reverse Advent campaign. They held a 3 day collection at Ely Court thanks to a shop donation from Royal Victoria Place.

We collected an amazing £1,782.50 and 3,013.28Kgs food and provisions!!

Thank you to everyone who donated

Don Hanson Charitable Foundation Donation

Huge Thanks for the second time in 2016 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 2016 At Nourish

Huge Thanks to everyone who donated to Nourish over the Harvest period.

We collected a fantastic amount of food and provisions.

See here for more details

Casino Night Fundraiser 2016

We had a fantastic night on the 12th November at the High Rocks with a brilliant Auction, Raffle, Casino and live music from The Roccos

We raised a fantastic £6,179.91 which has surpassed all our expectations so 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

Love Where We Live Award Winners 2016

Nourish was honoured this year to be awarded the 2016 Charity Of The Year and we also came away with the overall 2016 Love Where We Live Award.

See more pictures here

RTW Civic Society Award

Nourish was recognised this year with the 2016 Community Contribution Award.

See more pictures here

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.

Sign Up To FirstFriday

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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Helping Hands Help Out

Huge thanks to Helping Hands - Tunbridge Wells.

The team, part of the National Citizen Service, organised several collections and events to raise funds and collect food for us.

They raised an amazing £1,688.61 and then spent all the money to help us fill our stock shortfall at our unit!

Find out more here

Tesco Collection

Huge thanks to the guys from the Tesco stores in Tunbridge Wells and Pembury for holding a fantastic collection for us at the Victoria Shopping Centre.

We collected an amazing 1,066.50 Kg of food and £669.76 so thank you to everyone who donated..

See more pics here

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