Help when and where it is needed.
A family arrived in Maidstone a couple of days before last Christmas, fleeing domestic violence and although they had temporary accommodation, arrived with nothing, no food or money to go shopping and not even toothbrushes or nappies for the baby. Within a couple of hours, parcels had been provided to the family with plenty of basic foods including tea, coffee, cereals, bread, tinned meat and fish as well as fresh fruit and toiletries for everyone. Thanks to some very generous donations that week we were able to send some special Christmas food as well as crackers and presents. Benefits take a long time to set up, particularly at holiday time but we continued providing help until the family received their first benefit payments some weeks later. That’s what Food for Thought delivers, individual help when it is needed.