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How to get help

If you need help from our foodbank there are a few simple steps to follow.

(If you have money for food but are unable to get to a shop or book a delivery slot, please contact the West Sussex Community Hub here)

The most important step is to get a foodbank voucher.

In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation we work with local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis. Agencies we work with include: Citizens Advice, Turning Tides, Mind, Safe In Sussex, HomeStart, Stonepillow, SSAFA, housing support officers, children’s centres, schools, health visitors, social services and local charities.

If you are already being supported by one of our referral agencies please contact them to request a foodbank referral.

Otherwise please contact Help Through Hardship on their freephone number: 0808 208 2138.  They will talk you through the process and you will not need to collect a voucher from anywhere.

Your referral will be passed to the foodbank electronically and you will be contacted with an appointment time for you to attend the foodbank. This will be between 1pm and 3pm on a Tuesday or Friday.

You can find contact details of agencies and organisations that also might be of help to you here.

Please do not contact the Baptist Church or the United Church about foodbank vouchers. If you need urgent help on days the foodbank is closed, please contact the West Sussex Community Hub here. Thank you.  


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