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If you find yourself in a crisis and cannot afford food please click here to view a list of local voucher distributors.

Access is by referral only but if obtaining a voucher proves difficult please contact us for advice.

Thank you for your continued generosity in donations of food and household items.  

Particular thanks go to those who continue to donate items at our regular collection points throughour the town.

We would also like to acknowledge the generous donation from 5 and 3, a local Brand marketing and advertising company, who have kindly funded a new (and steerable!) large trolley in addition to food donations; we are very appreciative.

Thank you also to Sainsbury's, as we are pleased to announce that we are now able to have a permanent collection point in the store. The formal launch will be on Saturday, 2nd July when we will be have a collection day for the Foodbank, but customers have already started to donate into the orage collection box and today we collected 56 kilos of donated items, so many thanks indeed to the customers of Sainsbury's East Grinstead.

The need for emergency food does not appear to be diminishing. Nationally the Trussell Trust has reported an increase of 2% to 1.1 million people helped. Over the year to 31st March 2016, we have helped 947 people from this Foodbank, and increase of over 10% compared to the previous year.

Lastly, for those who are perhaps looking to give in additional or different ways, we now have a link to our new BT mydonate page at the top of this page. This allows both one-off and regular financial donations online, in support of our work, complimenting the generosity in food donations.

We remain very appreciative of all help offered to assist those locally in need.

Best wishes from the Foodbank team!

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Our opening times are:

Monday 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Wednesday 10.00 am to 12.00 noon

Friday 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

 

 

We are located at

 

 The Jubilee Community Centre

Charlwoods Road

East Grinstead

RH19 2HL

 

And

on 1st & 3rd Friday in the month

 1.30 - 2.30pm

at

Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre

High Street

Lingfield

RH7 6AB

 

For enquiries contact us on

info@eastgrinstead.foodbank.org.uk

mobile 07983 209940

 

Access is by referral only, please see link in the box at the top left of this page to view list of referral agencies.

If you would like to donate, as at the 13th June 2016, we would welcome, in particular, donations of the following items: 

 

  • URGENT - Washing-up liquid,

 

  • Toothpaste,

  • Tinned meat (not Corned Beef),

  • Soap,

  • Tinned Custard,

  • 500g bags of Sugar,

  • Cartons of Long life milk,

  • Small packets of washing powder.

  •   Thank you for your continued generosity in donations.

 

Best wishes from the local Foodbank team

  

 Donations of IN-DATE, UN-DAMAGED, UN-OPENED GOODS can usually be left in the dedicated box at the Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead. Mon-Fri, 08.30 - 21.30 (exc Bank Hols).

Only food purchased in Waitrose should be placed in the Waitrose collection basket. 

 

ALTERNATIVE COLLECTING POINTS:

Trinity Methodist Church, Lingfield Road, East Grinstead. Mon-Fri 09:00-16:00 (11:00-14:00 during school holidays).

OR

Moatfield Surgery, St Michael's Road, East Grinstead (during surgery hours).

OR

Barclays Bank, High Street, East Grinstead 

OR

Forest Row Community Centre, Hartfield Road, Forest Row

 

 

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