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PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer able to receive donations of food directly to our warehouse due to the current lockdown so we keep you and our teams as safe as possible. However, we are able to collect donations from you. Call our office on 01634 757057 to arrange a collection date. Office hours: Tues – Thurs 9.30am – 3.30pm & Fri 9.30am – 1.30pm

You can download a printable list to take when shopping here.

Please also see the table below for our supermarket food collection points.

Items can be placed in in the foodbank collection points in the 2 large Tesco and 2 large Asda stores in Medway, as well as at Morrisons Strood and the Co-op at Walderslade.

Please note that for Tesco and Asda these points can only be used for items purchased in-store (unless you put the items in a separate sealed bag and clearly mark it as not purchased in store). The reason they are different is that these supermarkets also donate a financial top-up for items bought and donated by the public in their stores which we really appreciate.

Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in the Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.

Medway Foodbank only works with non-perishable food items (tinned and dried goods), which do not spoil or decay, so no fresh, chilled or ‘use by’ dated items. All items should be unopened, in date (i.e. within the ‘best before date’ or BBD) and in good condition. This means that neither the foodbank nor the recipient has to worry about storing the food in a fridge or freezer, and there is less likelihood of food going to waste. We also take non-food items such as toiletries and cleaning products, as these are just as essential to the clients who come to us.

You can also donate food by ordering it online to be delivered to us. One way is to download the Spareable app here to your phone or tablet to order food to be delivered free to our warehouse. You can also purchase vouchers on Spareable that we will use to buy food.

If you would also like to support the work of Medway Foodbank financially, we would be grateful for donations of money to help cover ongoing costs and expenses.
You can do this via clicking on the red Donate button above.
More details on donating funds are provided here

Thank you so much for all your help.


Location of food donation point     Opening hours Comments

Asda Chatham Superstore

387 Maidstone Road,

Chatham, ME5 9SE

Mon opens 07.00

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Friday 24 hrs

Sat closes 22.00

Sun 10.00-16.00


for items purchased in-store

Asda Gillingham Pier Superstore

Pier Road,

Gillingham, ME7 1RZ


Mon -Sat 07.00 – 23.00

Sun 10.00 – 16.00


for items purchased in-store

Coop Walderslade

Walderslade Road,

Chatham, ME5 9LL

Mon – Sat 07.00 – 22.00

Sun 10.00 – 16.00

Morrisons Supermarket,

Knight Road,

Strood, ME2 2AA

Mon-Sat 10.00 – 16.00

Sun 10.00-1600


Tesco Gillingham Superstore,

Courteney Road,

Gillingham, ME8 0GX

Mon-Fri 24 hours

Saturday open until 22.00

Sun 10.00-16.00


for items purchased in-store

Tesco Strood Superstore,

Charles St,

Strood, ME2 2DE

Mon-Sat 06.00 – midnight

Sun 10.00-16.00


for items purchased in-store

Medway Foodbank



Covid change:

We can collect from

you but cannot

accept deliveries.

Covid change:

We can collect from

you but cannot

accept deliveries.

Thank you all for your much-needed ongoing support of Medway Foodbank. As life continues to be challenging, we are seeing continued increases in foodbank usage and we are always needing more stock. We are in need of many items so that we may continue to offer the same level of support to all that come to us in financial crisis. Please see above Medway Foodbank’s latest stock shortage or ‘shopping’ list. This focuses on items that we particularly need in stock right now in order to continue to help those in crisis across Medway. We aim to provide a broad spread of basic provisions and some treats and extras where we can.

Please do contact the office if you have any questions or need further information. Thank you for your ongoing help, support and prayers – Medway Foodbank would not operate without your kindness and generosity.

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other nearby foodbanks to support their work, particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people wherever they are in the UK. Donated items that are not deemed suitable for distribution to clients may be used to raise funds or may be passed on to other charitable organisations in Medway. In addition, surplus stock may also be passed on to organisations supporting those in need in the Medway area. If you would like more information on this then please use the ‘contact us’ section to make your request, giving your full name, contact telephone number and postal address for our response. Thank You.


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