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Donate food

Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.

Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.

Our shopping list on the right shows the food items that we need right now.

Tesco and Asda collection bins are intended for food that has been purchased in-store. Any food that has been purchased in a different store and brought to the collection bin store should be in a bag and clearly labelled as having been purchased elsewhere.

If you are happy to drop off food donations, please see the table below for our food collection point locations:

Location of supermarket collection bin      Opening hours Comments

Tesco Extra, Lottridge Drove, Eastbourne

(in-store shoppers only)

24 hours  front of store near exits

Tesco Metro, Kingfisher Centre, Langney, Eastbourne

(in-store shoppers only)

0800- 2100 front of store near exits

Tesco Metro, Brassey Ave, Hampden Park, Eastbourne

In- store shoppers only)

08:00 – 23:00 front of store near exits
Sainsbury’s, Broadwater Way, Eastbourne 07:30 – 23.00 front of store near exits
Sainsbury’s, Eastbourne The Beacon Centre 08:30 – 18:00 front of store near exits
Sainsbury’s Local, Victoria Drive, Old Town, Eastbourne 08:30 – 23:00 front of store near exits
Morrisons, Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne 08:00 – 22:00 front of store near exits

ASDA, The Crumbles, Pevensey Bay Road, Eastbourne

(in-store shoppers only)

07:00 – midnight front of store near exits
Waitrose, High Street, Eastbourne 08:00 – 21:00 front of store near exits
C0-op, 1 – 3 Albert Terrace, Eastbourne 08:00 – midnight front of store near exits
Co-op, Lindfield Road, Eastbourne 06:00 – 23:00 front of store near exits
Co-op, 346 Seaside, Eastbourne 06:00 – 23:00 front of store near exits
Lidl Seaside Eastbourne 8:00 – 17:00 front of store
Lidl Polegate 8:00 – 17:00 front of store
Londis Grove Road Eastbourne 8:00 – 18:00 Adjacent to tills

The table below is for the locations of our non supermarket food collection points :

Location of  non supermarket collection bins     Opening hours Comments
National Westminster Bank, Terminus Road, Eastbourne 09:00 – 16:30 banking hall
Barclays, Terminus Road, Eastbourne 09:00 – 16:30 banking hall
Suncoast Church, Courtland Road, Eastbourne Days the church centre is open
St Anthony’s Centre, 557a Seaside, Eastbourne 09:30 – 12:30 Tuesday & Thursday morning
Kings Church, Edison Road, Eastbourne 09:30 – 16:00 Vestibule weekdays & Sunday
St Elisabeth’s Church, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne 09:30 – 12:30 Church Centre weekdays & Sundays
St John’s Church, St John’s Road, Meads, Eastbourne 09:30 – 13:00 Entrance porch to church

If it is more convenient to you please drop off donations at our warehouse : Unit 3, 55 Brampton Road, Eastbourne, BN22 9AF  Open 8:30am to 3:00pm every weekday.

ONLINE SUPERMARKET DELIVERIES

There are a 2 main ways that you can donate through an online shop.

Firstly we recommend Bankuet if you want funds to go directly to purchase food.  You can donate money specifically for the purchase of food items, but we choose the items we urgently need based on the funds available and this is then delivered to the foodbank.

Secondly, you can send an online shop to us from any major supermarket (Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco etc.) Please you the following details for your delivery instructions.

  • Delivery address: Eastbourne Foodbank, Unit 3 , 55 Brampton Road, Eastbourne, BN22 9AF
  • Delivery Time: Weekdays 8:30am to 3:00pm
  • Contact Details: Provide the Foodbank phone number so the driver can get in touch with us if they need to : 01323 409925

 

APP FOR YOUR SMART PHONE

If you need a reminder as you enter a supermarket of the items we require there is an excellent APP called Bankthefood.   Find out more at :   https://www.bankthefood.org/downloadapp/

The APP is available for Apple and Android phone and is really easy to use but extremely helpful.

 

DONATE MONEY

If you’d rather donate money and let us decide what to purchase, please look at our donations page for more details.  https://eastbourne.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/

 

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other nearby foodbanks to support their work particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people wherever in the UK they are.

Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food.

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