One Big Family
We offer thrice weekly delivery of food parcels and essentials to people in need who are referred by other agencies (eg Social services, accommodation providers, DWP etc).
We always need donations of the following foods, which can be dropped off at the Meeting House Lane entrance of Emmaus Church, Chatham, ME44YU on Wednesdays and Fridays between 11am and 2pm, or on a Sunday between 5pm and 7pm.
Tinned meat/vegetables /fruit
Long life milk
"Kettle" food - noodles and soups
Our homestarter packs are given to people (referred by other agencies eg housing, Domestic Abuse charities, etc) who are newly accommodated, often in emergency situations.
Over the last 12 months (up to November 2022) we have delivered our homestarter packs tto over 220 people....
Each Homestarter Pack includes:
New duvet/pillow/bedding /towels
Kitchen utensils (eg tin opener/peeler/ serving spoons etc)
Cleaning parcel (including washing up liquid/laundry detergent/cloths/antibacterial spray)
Each of these costs approximately £200!
Find out how to donate items to our homestarter packs here.
We were very proud winners of the Pride in Medway awards 2017 and we were again nominated for the award in 2018. We were proud winners of the MHS homes award 2019 and 2021 saw us win the Kent Charity Award for best use of volunteers during Covid.
In October 2022 we were honoured to win The "Excellent Community Project " award at the annual Kent Housing Group Extraordinary Awards.
We work very closely with other organisations and we are part of the Supporting the Homeless in Medway Network.
In addition to the soup kitchen, we do regular outreach work around the Medway Towns as well as offering support by signposting to other organisations and accompanying people to appointments, such as with the council’s housing team and doctors.
For more information please contact Elizabeth firstname.lastname@example.org