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Increased use of Foodbanks

The need for Foodbanks shows no sign of abating, nationally or locally. Between April 2017 and March 2018 Foodbanks up and down the country provided more than 1.3million three-day emergency foodboxes to families in crisis.  The greatest need in the south east region was in East Sussex, with 27,374 three day foodboxes given out to […]

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We need a new home…

We need a new home…     …and we need your help! Operating out of the United Church in Croft Road, our storage facilities are far from ideal. The food has to be stored in three different places, including a private garage and a shed.  This means the sorting and distributing of the food is really difficult […]

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Christmas and New Year Opening

Crowborough Foodbank will be open as usual every Friday over the Christmas and New Year holiday. Come to the United Church, Croft Road, at the following times Friday 23rd December Friday 30th December Friday 6th January 2017 anytime between 2.00pm and 4.00pm

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Reverse Advent Calendar

December is upon us and if you would like to do something to help a family in crisis, why not set up a reverse Advent Calendar for Foodbank? Simply donate one food item each day (see the list on our website), then on Christmas Eve take your gift to one of our collection points – […]

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Harvest Festival Generosity

Crowborough Foodbank is once again amazed at the generosity of local schools and churches who collected over a tonne of food for families in crisis at the various Harvest Festivals held recently. We are very grateful for all the donations which will provide over 1300 meals.

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Foodbank welcomes Wealden MP, Nus Ghani

Members of the Crowborough Foodbank management team were delighted to welcome Wealden MP, Nus Ghani, to the foodbank in mid-October. Elected in May 2015, our MP was keen to learn more about our work supporting local families in crisis.

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Foodbank needed this summer

Thanks to the generosity of local people, families in crisis in the Crowborough area have not gone hungry this summer. In June, July and August we were able to provide food for a total of 693 meals for 77 people. Thank you to everyone who continues to donate, and to all the volunteers who make […]

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Opening hours changes

The opening times for Crowborough Foodbank are set to change because of closer links with the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), and also a decrease in demand. From September the Foodbank will no longer open on a Tuesday but just open on Friday afternoons. Anybody who needs urgent will be able to get an emergency foodbox […]

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1,000 meals for families in need

Food donated by local shoppers during the three-day Tesco Neighbourhood Collection will provide almost 1,000 meals for families in crisis. Our Foodbank volunteers were out in force at the Crowborough Tesco branch in Sybron Way on the weekend of 1st-3rd July to staff the collection point for the collection. “Hundreds of customers took our leaflets,” said Warehouse Manager John Alexander, “and […]

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2.8 million meals collected!

Thank you for helping us feed people this summer! From the 30th June to 2nd July all UK Tesco stores hosted a food collection for either a Trussell Trust foodbank or our partner charity, FareShare, to help stop UK hunger. During this eighth Neighbourhood Food Collection, generous communities nationwide have provided food for a fantastic 2.8 million meals […]

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