Dartford Borough Council is taking a uniquely local view to help those in our community who may not be clinically extremely vulnerable, but nevertheless are fearful of facing a real ‘food emergency’. By ‘food emergency’, we mean anyone who is anxious that they may not have enough food or supplies for themselves or those in their household and who have no other means of getting what they need.

We have made substantial grants to three of the most experienced food banks within the Borough and they are available to help you. Details of the Foodbank are included within the list of local support organisations shown below.

We can put you in contact with our amazing partners at the Healthy Living Centre where we have established arrangements to support the Dartford Larder scheme. The Dartford Larder scheme provides heavily discounted family food parcels to those who pay a nominal fee to register with the scheme. Dartford Council can also step in to help families facing particular difficulties or financial worries to access the Larder. There is no need for any Dartford family to go hungry. We are are here to help.

So if you, or someone you know, are facing a food emergency, then please do call us on 01322 343244. If we can help, or point you in the direction of someone who can, we will.

Resident Food Support Contacts and Information

Gov.uk guidance for consumers on coronavirus (COVID-19) and food

List of local support organisations and mental health support services