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COVID-19: what is the foodbank doing?

The foodbank is open.  Our opening hours continue to be Tuesday and Friday, one o’clock until three o’clock, at the Littlehampton Baptist Church on Fitzalan Road. We are following government guidelines and have put procedures in place to protect our clients, volunteers and staff as much as possible. We are also liaising closely with our […]

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Our busiest year ever

2019 was our busiest year since we opened in April 2014; we provided emergency food for almost two thousand people, a third of whom were children. This is a 44% rise on 2018. The community was as supportive and generous as ever, donating over 25 tonnes of food and toiletries – thank you for all your […]

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End of year figures surprise foodbank staff

On Tuesday 24th April The Trussell Trust released statistics for the financial year 2017-2018. These showed a national increase of 13% in the number of emergency food parcels issued compared to the previous year. Here at Littlehampton & District Foodbank we were surprised to discover that during this time we issued 8.6% of all West […]

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A new way to support the foodbank – the 200 Club!

We appreciate all the different ways that people support Littlehampton & District Foodbank, from donating food to volunteering, holding fundraising events, and one-off gifts. Another amazing way of supporting us is to commit to our 200 Club. Could you be one of 200 people to commit £2 a month or more to support our work? […]

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Tesco food collection breaks foodbank records

This year’s national Tesco food collection was a fantastic experience, with foodbank volunteers and staff spending the entire 3 days talking and laughing with shoppers. Not only that but the community utterly outdid themselves and donated an amazing 1.8 tonnes of food! We’re totally overwhelmed by the response to our appeal, and cannot thank you […]

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Morrisons collection amazes foodbank

On Monday the 13th November Littlehampton & District Foodbank held a one day collection at Morrisons supermarket in Wick. We were hoping for around 250 kilograms of donations, but were overwhelmed to receive a whopping 454 kilograms! Huge thanks to all the customers who donated so generously – without your help people in our community […]

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Harvest appeal going strong

It’s that time of year again! The Harvest Festival donations are flooding in from local schools, churches and other organisations. Our stocks of tinned and dried food, toiletries and sanitary products are being replenished so that we can help even more people in our community – we’re extremely grateful to everyone who’s contributed. Of course […]

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Foodbank Figures Up Again

UK foodbank use continues to rise according to new data from The Trussell Trust. Between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2017, The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network provided 1,182,954 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis compared to 1,109,309 in 2015-16. Of this number, 436,938 went to children. This is a measure of […]

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Online Giving

Foodbanks need cash as well as food to help with running costs and buy in stock  over the summer when we often run out of key items.  Donating money is now easier than ever with our new Virgin Money Giving page.  A gift as little as £5 would help. Don’t forget that if you kindly […]

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April Tesco Collection Success

Generous Tesco Shoppers gave over 600kg of food during our recent weekend collection.  We were able to re-stock several lines that had run out including the essential 1L UHT Milk.  We are also very grateful to all the volunteers who helped make this event happen and Tesco for hosting us. Find out what else is […]

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