Eastbourne Foodbank provides 13,459 food parcels in six months and calls for urgent action to prevent this becoming the norm

Eastbourne Foodbank puts the cost of living in the spotlight

Foodbank staff member questions a shopper at the market stall

The cost of heating their homes, rising rents, and putting food on their table are the biggest cost of living challenges facing people in Eastbourne. Members of the Eastbourne Foodbank team were in the town centre on Wednesday (28 February) to gather more information about how people are being impacted by higher energy bills, rising […]

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Housing crisis campaign goes to Westminster

Housing crisis poster featuring foodbank logo and campaigns manager, Juliet Mead.

Just a week after Eastbourne Foodbank urged churches, businesses and organisations in the town to back calls to tackle the growing crisis in housing support, the campaign has gone to the Houses of Parliament. Eastbourne Foodbank’s Campaigns Manager, Juliet Mead, and one of its senior welfare advisers, Robert Crockford, were among those from across the […]

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Foodbank calls on Eastbourne community to back housing crisis campaign

Eastbourne Foodbank is calling on churches, businesses and organisations in the town to back a campaign urging the Government to urgently address a growing crisis in housing support for society’s most vulnerable people. The campaign is being driven by 120 district and borough councils, of all political parties, including Eastbourne Borough Council, and demands extra funding […]

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School choir hits the right note with Eastbourne Foodbank song

Pictures of Shinewater School pupils singing "A Helping Hand"

A new song, written by and for Eastbourne Foodbank, has struck a chord with primary schools across the town. And at Shinewater School pupils have embraced the song, A Helping Hand, and have been singing it along with carols as part their festive fund-raising . The song was written by Robert Crockford, one of the […]

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Have you spotted our new van ?

You may have spotted our new van around town.  We are extremely grateful to a grant funder and money raised via the Mayors Charity last year for this purpose which has enabled us to purchase this vehicle.

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Bumper collection boosts warehouse stocks

Foodbank thank you poster

Tesco shoppers in Eastbourne have been thanked for their generosity and compassion following the company’s three day Winter Collection which has boosted our warehouse stocks by almost 2.8 tons. The annual event was held in the Tesco stores in Lottbridge Drove, Langney, and Hampden Park from Thursday (30 Nov) to Saturday (2 Dec) and resulted […]

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Eastbourne teenager bakes for foodbank

Emma presents donation to Karen

We’re regularly moved by the generosity, compassion and thoughtfulness of people in our community and that was certainly the case this week when 14-year-old Emma Freeman arrived with £175 worth of food donations. The money had been raised by Emma at a bake sale of cookies, cupcakes and other treats at her school, Willingdon Community […]

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Autumn Statement – response from Eastbourne Foodbank’s Howard Wardle

Govt Autumn Statement illustration

Eastbourne Foodbank’s Chief Executive, Howard Wardle, has responded to the Govt’s Autumn Statement which, he says, is a small step in the right direction but falls a long way short of what is needed. He said: We welcome the rise in Universal Credit and are pleased the Govt has decided to do this in line […]

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New chair of trustees welcomed at Eastbourne Foodbank

Eastbourne Foodbank has thanked its outgoing chair of trustees and welcomed a new man at the helm. Chris Sneath had held the position of chair of trustees since 2013 and has recently handed over the reins to Adrian Butcher.     When Chris became involved with Eastbourne Foodbank ten years ago, it was much smaller […]

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Foodbank end-of-year statistics show unprecedented demand

Eastbourne Foodbank’s end-of-year statistics show demand for its service has never been higher. Between April 2022 and March 2023, Eastbourne Foodbank provided 31,486 food parcels – 11,203 of those went to children. These statistics, released by the Trussell Trust today, are just a small part of the national picture. Nationally, the startling new figures show […]

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