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How we are resourced

The Food Bank is a community enterprise: run by volunteers, supplied by gifts of food, and funded by donations and grants.



April 2013

Start up grant from West Sussex County Council

December 2013

Grant from Burgess Hill Town Council for shelving at the depot

Donations over £100 (not including individuals)

July 2013

Burgess Hill Police

November 2013

Burgess Hill Lodge

December 2013

Burgess Hill Lions

January 2014

Albourne, Sayers Common and Twineham PCC

Food supplies

Monthly food drives are held outside Waitrose and on average 12 crates of food and several hundred pounds in cash donations are collected.

In addition we have received generous donations of food from individuals, and the following organisations:

The Plymouth Brethren

Mid Sussex Christian Centre

Diamond Bootcamps

Sheddingdean Baptist Church

Ditchling Unitarian Church

Manor Field School

St Margaret’s Church Ditchling

1st Perrymount Rainbows

St Martin’s Westmeston

Sheddingdean Primary School

All Saints United Reform Church

Woodlands Meed School

St Wilfrid’s Liturgy

Gateway Baptist Church

Burgess Hill Girl Guides

Ditchling Unitarian Church


Burgess Hill Choral Society

Other donations

We have also received generous assistance from the following:

Waitrose Burgess Hill - monthly food drives
Action Press Burgess Hill - sponsorship of printing
Royal British Legion - provision of storage space for depot