How is the virus affecting us?
The Foodbank is now distributing food from the Salvation Army Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill, Tuesday and Thursday 11am - 1pm.
We will be putting in place procedures to keep everyone as safe as possible, with queuing outside the building (2m apart) and one client going into the foyer at a time.
Agencies who give out our vouchers are now working from home so they have implemented an email voucher system. When you contact them they will take your details and email you a voucher. You can print it out or take it on a mobile phone to show to the distribution point.
If you are self-isolating, shielded, or cannot get out for any other reason, please make it clear to the agency who will then tell us. We can deliver if necessary. (In Hurstpierpoint distribution is only by delivery at the moment as Court Bushes is closed).
You can still donate via our Dump Bins in Burgess Hill. Currently there are 3 open: at Waitrose and the Coops on London Rd and Junction Rd.
Our food stocks are good at present but that may change for some items if our client base massively increases. If you wish to donate food, the items we generally run out of first are tinned meat, tinned veg (especially potatoes) and puddings.
How can you help?
A huge thank you to everyone who has volunteered since the Corona virus crisis began.
We now have enough volunteers on our roster. If this changes and we need more, we'll post it here.
Please continue to donate food and or / money to help our work.
How can we help more at this time?
Our vouchers are now available electronically from:
Citizens Advice – 0344 477 1171, web chat & email www.advicewestsussex.org.uk
Burgess Hill Town Council’s Help Point – 01444 247726 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Help – contact via website www.westsussex.gov.uk
BHCFB wants to continue to support our local community of Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Hurst and the surrounding villages, with food in what may be a very difficult time financially for some of the community.