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Food Banks in the constituency

by Daniel Pomlett on 12.09.18

Brighton and Hove and Lewes District all have a number of foodbank services across the city, some requiring referrals but many not. If you require

Bevendean Food Bank

Church Hall, Norwich Drive, BN2 4LA. Open Wednesday 9:30-12:00 (10:00 over summer).

Drop in with proof of postcode for people in Lower and Higher Bevendean, Moulsecoomb, Bates Estate, Saunders Park, Meadow View and Lewes Road corridor. The Cafe is also open from 9:30 – 12:00 every Wednesday with advisors on hand to give free advice on debts, benefits and housing.

Contact: 07449 464 695 or ankethurm@trustdevcom.org.uk

Whitehawk Foodbank

St Cuthman’s Church, Whitehawk Way, BN2 5HE. Open Wednesday 12:00-14:00.

Referral only.

Contact: 07941 397 648 or  info@thewhitehawk.foodbank.org.uk

Roundabout Children’s Centre

Whitehawk Road, BN2 5FL. Open Thursday morning from 9:00.

Referral only through Children’s Centre/health visitors, for local families with children under 5.

Contact: 01273 290300 or roundaboutcc@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk / helen.brightey@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk

The Vale Community Centre food bank

17a Hadlow Close, BN2 0FH. Open Friday 12:30 – 13:30.

Drop-in with proof of postcode; BN2 0F, BN2 0E, BN2 9D, BN2 9Y, BN2 9Z.

Contact: 01273 571573 or amyallison@trustdevcom.org.uk

Brighton Food Bank

Calvary Church Building, Stanley Road, BN1 4NJ. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10.30-15:00.

Appointment and referral only service see website for list of referring agencies.

Contact: 01273 695330 or foodbank@bhcm.org.uk

Faith Alive Ministries Food Bank

The BMECP Centre, 10a Fleet Street, Brighton, BN1 4ZE. Open fortnightly, Friday 12:00 – 16:00.

Referral only, for all types of students including families. Bring NUS Card. Food bank users can call and arrange to meet someone within 24 hours.

Contact: 07887473902 / 07796716753 or info@faithalive-ministries.org

Voices in Exile

Fitzherbert Centre, 36 Upper Bedford Street, Brighton, BN2 1JP.

Food bank and drop-in runs Friday mornings 11am-1pm for Refugees/ asylum seekers/ those with no recourse to public funds. Food bank entrance via St. John the Baptist Parish Hall, 2 Bristol Road BN2 1AP.

Contact: 01273 328598 or administrator@voicesinexile.org

Tarner Children’s Centre

Ivory Place, BN2 9QE. Open Thursday from 9:00 onwards.

Referral only, for local children under 5 years old and pregnant mothers. Contact: 01273 296700 or tarner.cc@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Food Bank at Brighton Women’s Centre

Women can be referred or can self-refer by either going to a Peer Support drop-in session or by calling the centre.

Drop-ins are on Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm at St Mary’s Church Hall (61 St James’s Street, Brighton BN2 1PR) and Thursdays 5pm – 7pm (Brighton Women’s Centre, 22 Richmond Place, BN2 9NA).  The BWC food bank provides short and long term support for women and their families.

Contact: 01273 698036 Extension 1 or dropinservices@womenscentre.org.uk

Fresh Start Community Association

131 Lewes Road, BN2 3LG. Open Thursday morning from 9:00.

Registered families only.

Contact: 01273 602157 or fresh.start@ntlworld.com

Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project (BUCFP)

6 Tilbury Place, BN2 0GY. Open Tuesday and Friday 10:00-16:00 but closed for lunch 13:00-14:00 on both days.

If someone is in dire need send them to BUCFP. Drop in for cheap/free lunch and small amounts of emergency food until client can complete food bank referral process. Always ring BUCFP first to let them know and keep this service for extreme emergency only.

Contact: 01273 671213/601211 or bucfp.food.project@gmail.com

Mutual Aid Vegan Food Bank

The Cowley Club, 12 London Road, BN1 4JA.  Open Tuesdays from 1 – 5pm.

No referral system just turn up.  All food is vegan but you do not need to be vegan to receive parcel.

Contact: mutualaidveganfoodbank@gmail.com

YMCA DLG Youth Advice Centre

11 St Georges Place, Brighton, BN1 4GB For 13 – 25 yr olds.

A referral isn’t needed but food only goes to people living independently and the same rules as a food bank apply. Register at the drop-in from 3pm – 6pm any weekday.  Young people should preferably also only use it as interim to a proper food bank referral.

Contact 01273 624432 or yacservices@ymcadlg.org

Sussex Community Development Association Newhaven Food Bank

Visit the Info & Advice Hub at 31a High Street, Newhaven between 10am and 1.30 pm Monday to Friday.

Contact: 01273 516032

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