This year has been very different due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We have learnt, developed and adapted to new ways of working, which has enabled us to support many children and their families during this year of uncertainty .
We are proud of our work over this year and would like to thank all our staff, trustees, partners and services users, as well as other key workers for all their hard work and support during this challenging year.
Early Education & Childcare
FareShare Kent shipped 1,203 tonnes of good quality surplus food with a retail value of over £1.8 million to 230 charities & community organisations in the county. In total, 179,655 trays of food were distributed across these charities. This food has allowed them to provide over 2,860,000 meals to their beneficiaries.
The Children and Families Group have been successful in securing funding to develop new and existing services across the county. So many thanks to Kent Community Foundation, Colyer Fergusson Trust, Local Councils, Children in Need, The National Lottery, Asda, DEFRA, WRAP, BAE Systems, Sport England & East Kent Free Masons.
In total 122 volunteers have supported FareShare Kent & The Family Food Bank giving 30,141 hours of support.
In total 18 volunteers have supported Seashells giving 900 hours of support. This years volunteers have undertaken many courses including Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), GDPR, Information Governance and Prevent/Radicalisation Training.