A free food shop has been opened by Our Kitchen on the Isle of Thanet at Dame Janet Primary School in Ramsgate.
The store is headed up by Sharon Goodyer who ran the Summer Kitchen free meal scheme at Drapers Mills in Margate during the school holidays.
The shop at the Dame Janet community annexe opens at 10am until noon today (December 24) and runs every day, including Christmas Day, until the school term starts next month.
The idea is for people to donate food if they are able so that families struggling this Christmas can pick up items for free.
Sharon said: “If anyone has some food they would like to give to help a family then please bring it down. If at the moment money is short and some free food would make Christmas easier for you as a family then please pop in and take a few bits home with you.
“Thank you Dame Janet Primary Academy for lending us your community annex and Rebekah Smith for your help.”
The shop has a range of items from potatoes and cabbages gleaned from isle fields to pasta, beans, bagels and more.
Christmas cheer in Margate
Another business will also be opening its doors to give food and company to those who will be alone on Christmas and Boxing days.
Ministry of Pies at 23 New Street, Margate (Old Town), will open from noon until 6pm both days offering snacks, mince pies, dinner and drinks. No money required.