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

Election candidates put in the spotlight by Eastbourne Foodbank

Setting up for the candidates debate.

Residents will get the chance to quiz the town’s general election candidates at a public event organised by Eastbourne Foodbank. The hustings event has been arranged by foodbank to give everyone, including foodbank clients struggling with hardship, the chance to grill the general election candidates. The lunchtime event takes place at St Elisabeth’s Church in […]

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Eastbourne Foodbank urges residents and businesses to “Join Us”

Eastbourne Foodbank has launched a major new fund-raising campaign and is calling on residents and businesses across the Eastbourne area to join it in supporting local families in crisis. The foodbank, which provides emergency food as well as financial advice and support to thousands of local people each year, has launched “Join us – to […]

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Impact report shines spotlight on Eastbourne Foodbank’s year

Visual of the Eastbourne Foodbank Impact Report for 2023

More than 28,000 food parcels were provided for families in crisis in the Eastbourne area during 2023 and residents were helped to manage over £170,000 worth of debt. These are among the headlines of the Eastbourne Foodbank 2023 Impact Report, which was published this week. The report is an overview summary of what the foodbank […]

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New support service for vulnerable families in Eastbourne

Faith and Lara unveil the new Baby Basics service for the Eastbourne area.

A project providing essential support to vulnerable new families has been launched by Eastbourne Foodbank. The Baby Basics project will help families who for many reasons struggle to meet the financial or practical challenges of looking after a new baby. Part of Eastbourne Foodbank, the new Baby Basics project is affiliated with the national Baby […]

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Changes at Foodbank from the end of March

Eastbourne Foodbank has praised a local community centre and all those who have played a part in its success, as it makes changes to its foodbank satellite operation. As one of seven foodbank satellites, the foodbank has been providing a service at the Willingdon Trees Community Centre on a Wednesday morning since 2017 and has […]

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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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