Food banks, food parcels and free hot meals on the K&A

Liveaboard boaters and their friends on the K&A have been running a food bank to provide food for boaters and anyone in the waterway community who is in need. With the current roll-out of Universal Credit (UC); benefit sanctions; payment delays and possible problems with UC over Christmas 2017, many more people are likely to be in need this winter.

If you know of anyone who would benefit from a food parcel, or if you wish to donate non-perishable food, toiletries and pet food, please contact Craig on 07474 581581 or call in at narrowboat Miss Muir.

The lovely folk at The Hub in Church Street, Bradford on Avon are doing their hot lunches again on Thursdays at 12-2pm throughout the winter. These are FREE to liveaboard boaters on low incomes or benefits or who have health issues etc. There is also a foodbank at The Hub. Contact The Hub on 01225 920748 or

Finally, Julian House Travelling Community Support Service have food parcels to give out. If you know anyone who is in need of a food parcel, contact 07960 097719 or or catch them on the first Tuesday of the month on the outreach boat Litania which is run jointly with Canal Ministries, where you will also find hot food, tea and coffee, internet access for benefit applications etc and other support.

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