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JUNE 2024 NEWSLETTER

Here’s our latest newsletter. If you would like to sign up you can do so here on the website. June 2024 Newsletter

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Summer 2023 Newsletter

Here is our latest newsletter.  If you would like to sign up you can do so here on the website. Summer 2023 Newsletter

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New services

Thanks to funding from Trussell Trust we now have Caroline from Citizens Advice at the foodbank every Thursday morning and Catherine from Christchurch Hailsham Community Money Advice every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. This means that anybody using the foodbank can access help with benefits or debt in house making it much easier to get the […]

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Community Fridge Project

We are currently crowdfunding for a new project at the foodbank where we will be able to offer fresh food to people visiting us and will also be available to the wider community at our location in central Hailsham.  Do take a look at our crowdfunder page to find out more information.  We have won […]

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Our Office

  The office is where all the background work goes on.  We work with many organisations across town and wider who help people with their financial issues and refer to us for food parcels while they are sorting out their finances.  We also engage with various food shops and other local venues who are willing […]

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Summer 2021 newsletter

Summer 2021 newsletter

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Our distribution centre

The distribution centre is where all the food comes after being sorted and weighed out of the warehouse.  This is where people who have a foodbank voucher come to collect their food.   We open 4 mornings a week between 10-12 Tuesday to Friday.  Volunteers chat to people and pack their food for them – we […]

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Our warehouse

All of our donations come into our warehouse to get weighed in and to check they are in date.  They then get sorted into the different foods – soup, beans, fruit, vegetables etc.  Philip, our warehouse supervisor, alongside volunteers, empty all our collection points at the supermarkets each week (Hailsham, Heathfield and outlying village stores).  […]

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Impact of COVID-19

picture of foodbank building

We are so happy that since Tuesday 13 April we were able to open to the public again in our new space at 4 Market Square with all the appropriate measures in place.  Between Tuesday 24 March 2020 and Friday 9 April 2021 we delivered food parcels to everybody who was referred to us because […]

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Christmas Treats

We are currently collecting items for Christmas ready to start giving out in December.  The following would be gratefully received as soon as possible (but do check dates on mince pies/festive cakes):   Childrens Selection Packs Boxes/Tubs of Chocolate Mince Pies/Festive Cakes Savoury Biscuits Boxes of Biscuits Cranberry Sauce/Stuffing mix/Gravy Instant hot chocolate/marshmallows Big bags […]

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