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We have moved to our new premises

We have moved. We are pleased to say that we are now finally in our new premises in the heart of Worthing town centre. You can find us on the first floor of the Guildbourne Centre, which is also the new home of Redeemer Church. After months and months of renovations we are finally in! […]

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Volunteer Week!

1st to 7th June is Volunteers Week! Our volunteers do so much behind the scenes at Worthing Foodbank to provide emergency support and help us work towards a Hunger Free Future – from collecting and sorting donations, to giving out parcels at the foodbank centre to organising the warehouse. We highly value our volunteers and […]

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Recognition from HM Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex

We so appreciated receiving this letter from the the Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex recognising the commitment and support of our volunteers to keep Worthing Foodbank running through the pandemic.  Worthing Foodbank couldn’t function without our amazing, hard working team of volunteers and we highly value their contribution and time given to this project.  Thank you! […]

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Worthing Foodbank is moving to new premises!

We have big news…Worthing Foodbank is moving to the Guildbourne Centre in Worthing town centre in June! Worthing Foodbank has been operating since 2006 and for about the last 5 years the Foodbank has been based at Worthing Tabernacle Church and they have been so brilliant at letting us use one of their rooms to […]

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People forced to use food banks at the start of the pandemic faced extreme poverty

People forced to food banks at the start of the pandemic faced extreme poverty, with just £248 a month to survive on after housing costs, according to new research The Trussell Trust calls for government at all levels to commit to working to end the need for food banks for good as it launches study […]

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Record 2.5 million food parcels distributed last year

  Record  2.5 million emergency food parcels given to people across UK with just under 1m going to children – that’s two parcels every minute. The Trussell Trust Is Urgently Calling On All Levels Of Government Across The UK To Commit To Developing A Plan To End The Need For Food Banks Once And For All. Today, the Trussell Trust reports that food banks in its UK network gave more than […]

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The long read: an unprecedented year leads to record levels of need for food banks

Over the last year food banks in the Trussell Trust network have been at the frontline of the national emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. More people than ever have been tipped into financial crisis and a record six million people are currently receiving Universal Credit. Today’s figures from the Trussell Trust show just how […]

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It’s time for change

We’re calling on candidates standing in the elections on 6 May 2021 to commit to working towards ending the need for food banks. ​​​​​​These elections are a vital opportunity to make clear that no one should be forced to turn to charity because they can’t afford the basics.  Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, more people […]

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The pandemic and food banks: what’s happened and where do we go next?

Blog by Emma Revie, chief executive of the Trussell Trust  There’s something about this time of year that often makes me feel both reflective and hopeful. And this Easter, with the recent anniversary of the UK’s first lockdown, that feels especially heightened. So I wanted to share with you the challenges food banks across the […]

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Scale of food insecurity demands long-term plan to end the need for food banks

Scale of food insecurity demands long term plan to end the need for food banks. Figures released today by the Food Standards Agency[i] (FSA) highlight the millions of people experiencing severe food insecurity during the pandemic. Food banks in the Trussell Trust network have seen this crisis first-hand, with the first six months of the […]

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