A series of roadshows are coming to Thanet to give help and advice to people who are struggling as a result of rising food prices.
The events will bring include advice from frontline NHS staff and council officers, outreach organisations and charities, in one easy-to-access place. Families will be able to access a range of services including:
- Guidance from Our Kitchen on shopping, preparing and cooking healthy, nutritious meals
- Benefits advice
- Information on where and how to access local food banks
- Advice on what support is available locally by Connect Well East Kent
- Health MOTs from NHS One You Lifestyle Advisors
- Covid vaccination information and support
The roadshows are free to attend and people are invited to drop in to the events that are taking place across Thanet:
Ramsgate – High Street, Junction with Queens Street and Kings Street
Monday 22 August, 10am – 2pm
Margate – Outside 51 High Street
Tuesday 23 August, 10am – 2pm
Broadstairs – Victoria Gardens / Promenade
Wednesday 24 August, 2pm – 4pm
Westgate – Ethelbert Square
Thursday 25 August, 10 – 12pm
Birchington – Dog Acre
Thursday 25 August, 2 – 4pm
Cllr Ash Ashbee, Leader of Thanet District Council said:“Food poverty is an issue that is affecting more and more families in our district and across Kent as well as nationally. These roadshows bring together the organisations in each district who are focused on providing support for families who need a helping hand. I hope that families will take the opportunity to come along to speak to the professionals who will be there to help them.
“We are so pleased to be part of this collaboration and I would like to thank everyone who has played their part in making these events happen.”
The roadshows are funded by the government’s COMF grant funding.