Upcoming Food Drives
We now have the dates for our Food Drives in 2018 - a huge thank you to Waitrose for hosting us at their Burgess Hill store. The dates are:
Saturday 21st April
Saturday 19th May
Saturday 16th June
Saturday 21st July
Saturday 25th August
Saturday 22nd September
Saturday 20th October
FRIDAY 7th December
A word about toiletries...
We are very grateful to everyone who donates to the Burgess Hill Community Food Bank - the service couldn't operate without your donations.
Over the last year however, we have built up a large stock of donated toiletries, that we do not have room to store and that experience tells us will not be taken by our clients. We will be passing them on to another organisation.
We are therefore requesting that you continue to be generous in your donations - but please stick to food and not toiletries.
Dump Bins in Hurstpierpoint / Hassocks
We have two new Dump bins, one is in Hurst Library and the other is at Mama Ganoushe cafe (Keymer Rd, Hassocks). Please do feel free to drop any food you would like to donate to us there (we cover clients in Hurst & Hassocks as well as other surrounding villages)
Food Bank service for Hurstpierpoint
The Food Bank is now open to exchange vouchers for food in Hurstpierpoint on Wednesday mornings from 9am - 11.30 at the Melting Point Cafe at the Social Club in Willow Way.
New Dump Bin at Waitrose
We are delighted to announce that there is now a permanent Dump Bin for food donations inside Waitrose Burgess Hill.
Another big thank you to Waitrose for supporting the Food Bank so generously.
Letter in the Middy
There was a letter from Foodbank Trustee Tony Sparasci in the Middy recently, thanking everyone who has helped during the last year:
Opening of new Coop
Burgess Hill Community Foodbank is benefitting from £500 donation and the installation of two new collection points in the town with the opening of a second community food store by The Southern Co-operative.
The opening of The Southern Co-operative’s new store at 86 Junction Road in Burgess Hill (26 November) has created 16 new jobs. The store was officially opened by Sharon Benefer from Burgess Hill Foodbank and Store Manager Steve Jarvis
New dumpbin at Oakmeeds
We have a new dumpbin in the reception area at Oakmeeds School, ready and waiting to accept your donations...
Online Giving now live
We are now able to take online donations through our page on the BT MyDonate website. Click on logo below to make a donation.
New collection point at Miss Mabel's
There is now a food collection point at Miss Mabel's Magnificent Emporium, which is next to Wickes on Victoria Road, Burgess Hill. The dump bin is upstairs, and we can't accept fresh or frozen foods.
Permanent food collection points now open
Permanent collection bins for food donations have been set up at the Help Point, Church Walk, Burgess Hill, in Burgess Hill Library, and now also at Miss Mabel's Magnificent Emporium, Victoria Road, Burgess Hill (next to Wickes).
The Help Point is open from 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday (10am on Wednesdays) and 9.30 - 12.30 on Saturdays. Library opening hours are Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm.
Please note that these collection bins are only for individual donations of a few items. If you have a larger amount to donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange to collect it from you.
Food banks in the press
There was an interesting article about food banks in The Guardian on May 28th. You can read it here
Links to more press coverage can be found on the Further Information page