Districts across East Kent are working together to host a series of roadshows during July and August. The roadshows will focus on providing targeted help and advice for local families who may need extra support as a result of rising food prices.
The events will bring together a range of partner organisations including 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 MOT’s from NHS One You Lifestyle Advisors
- Covid Vaccination information and support
The roadshows are free to attend and families are invited to drop in to the events that are taking place across Thanet:
- High Street, Ramsgate: Monday 22 August, 10am – 2pm
- Outside 51 High Street, Margate: Tuesday 23 August, 10am – 2pm
- Victoria Promenade, Broadstairs: Wednesday 24 August, 2pm – 4pm
- Ethelbert Square, Westgate: Thursday 25 August, 10-12pm
- Station Road, Birchington: 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.”
You can find out more about the Eat Well Spend Less roadshows on our website.
The roadshows are funded by the government’s COMF grant funding. Events are also taking place at locations in Canterbury, Folkestone & Hythe, Dover and Ashford.