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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

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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Part time vacancy – Accounts Officer

We have a vacancy for a part time accounts officer based at our Brampton Road office. Full details :Job vacancy – Accounts Officer

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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

Eastbourne Foodbank has revealed 13,459 emergency food parcels were provided to people across the town in the last six months – with 4,728 of those going to children. The figures are published as part of the Trussell Trust’s mid-year statistics for April to September 2022. The Trust reports its busiest period ever, with more than 1.3 […]

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Read Cost of Living Report 2022: Teaming up with Citizens Advice to highlight poverty issues

Eastbourne Foodbank and Citizens Advice Eastbourne are working on the frontline of the cost of living crisis and have joined forces to write a report, calling for additional help for those on low incomes. Citizens Advice Eastbourne and Eastbourne Foodbank say the current crisis will continue to place increased demand on voluntary sector organisations. As food […]

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New foodbank collection points

We are really pleased to announce that Tesco stores now have new collection points at the following stores : Tesco Meads Street, Meads, Eastbourne Tesco Freshwater Square, Willingdon Tesco Stone Cross

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